Officials say Eastern Shore’s economy isn’t growing, despite Maryland’s new economic ranking
SALISBURY, Md. – While Governor Larry Hogan celebrates the growing economy in Maryland, officials say they’re not exactly seeing that growth here on the eastern shore. After a report revealed that the Maryland economy ranked 8th in the country, Governor Hogan took to social media to praise the increase in jobs and money that the state has seen so far. But sadly, that’s not the case here. Salisbury chamber of commerce President Bill Chambers tells 47 ABC that the economy here on the shore hasn’t bounced back since the 2008 recession. He says the agricultural market here is still unstable. He adds that while many are celebrating the news, there’s still more work to be done to ensure the economy thrives on the eastern shore.
“We need to focus investment in Somerset, in Worcester, Wicomico, Dorchester, those counties are prime for development and quality development and they have the infrastructure to offer. state leaders need to start pushing investment here,” said Chambers.
Chamber adds that what’s driving these numbers up in Maryland are the federal agencies that are based in Washington D.C. and Baltimore market, which are places that are seeing the most economic growth out of the entire state.