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Dorchester County Aiming to Support Business Growth

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CAMBRIDGE, Md.- An empty 113-acre lot that used to be a farm off of Bucktown Road in Dorchester County doesn't look like much right now. However, it will soon be the new site of the Dorchester Regional Technology Park.

The lot will consist of a business incubator designed to bring businesses to the county and help them grow.

"We would like to see the businesses go into the incubator for 18 months to grow out the business, hire employees to a point where they move out to a different location and are self-sustaining," said John Mason of the Dorchester County Economic Development Office.

The tech park is anticipated to create more than 100 jobs and has the potential to triple that number in the years to come. Gwendolyn Cornish of Cambridge said creating jobs in the county should be a top priority.

"We definitely need jobs in the county and real bad, because if we don't, after a while it's going to be a ghost town and people will leave to find work elsewhere," Cornish said.

Many believe the tech park will have a positive effect on the rest of Dorchester County.

"It will definitely sure up the economy and help retailers when it comes to increasing their sales," said Mason.

Now that the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development has approved $1.2 million for the project, officials hope to break ground by 2014.

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