Dorchester County Economic Development aims to provide value to existing businesses by providing the necessary information, programs, and resources to maximize opportunities for success. Numerous local and state programs are available, offering potential avenues for funding, training, crucial contacts, and access to B2B Networking opportunities. By recognizing the uniqueness of each business and project, we are prepared to devise innovative solutions to address the ever-evolving demands of the business landscape.

BRE Survey

The DEDC Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program supports existing Dorchester County businesses and helps them grow. Through the establishment of targeted offerings, Dorchester County is able to offer an array of resources and services to our businesses that makes them competitive and successful, while building a lasting relationship between leaders and the community. Existing Dorchester County Businesses can get started with our simple BRE survey.

The Dorchester County Industrial Council (DCIC)

The Dorchester County Industrial Council (DCIC)

The Dorchester County Industrial Council (DCIC) is a support organization for the industries of Dorchester County. The meetings provide a quarterly opportunity for industry leaders to network in a unique forum for sharing best practices. All Dorchester County industries are welcome, and encouraged, to attend the quarterly DCIC meetings and engage in the array of topics including Workforce Resources, Automation, Site Tours, Apprenticeships, and more.

Expansion Assistance

For existing businesses who are exploring growth opportunities, we can help you gain traction in new locations and facilitate your expansion ambitions. We understand that growth is critical to your continued success. That’s why DEDC will do everything it can to help companies flourish inside Dorchester County.

Business Retention & Expansion

Request a Visit

We pride ourselves on building relationships with our businesses. At the center of our BRE services is a business outreach and visitation program which allows us to learn more about your company and identify ways that DCED best support your goals. Use the below form to request a visit and one of our DCED staff will follow up to schedule an on-site tour.