Van Hollen, Cardin announce $70,000 for eastern shore economic development
SALISBURY, Md. – Some new federal funding is making it’s way down to the eastern shore to help with economic development throughout the area. On Monday, United State’s Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin announced that $70,000 would be going to the Economic Development Planning Program. Officials say the program, which is run by the Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore, will be used to develop and implement a comprehensive economic development strategy for Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. And it’s a plan that officials tell 47 ABC is crucial to ensure the economy continues to grow in each and every county.
“Many counties on the eastern shore of Maryland particularly the lower eastern shore of Maryland have problems with infrastructure and other issues so the economic development administration of the U.S. department of commerce is an important source of funding for that,” said Tri-County Council Executive Director, Gregory Padgham.
Senator Van Hollen commented on the funding announcement and said “Having a clear strategy for economic development is crucial to the success of all local economies. This investment will help businesses and entrepreneurs on the Eastern Shore do just that.”