Caroline County Economic Development

May Director’s Note: Investing in our Future

Back in 2018, Alan Stein of Tanglewood Conservatories in Denton asked how many high school graduates do not go to college or the military. From that question was borne an initiative to bring graduating students together with employers who have job openings. The first hiring event was in 2019, and the second was held last month.

The participating businesses represented a cross-section of employers in the county – banking, manufacturing, health care, logistics, and was geographically dispersed. Students from Colonel and North Caroline were guided on how to prepare a resume, introduce themselves, and be ready to complete applications on the spot.

The day was a success. Every student engaged with every business. At one point, as students were completing applications online or on paper, one could hear a pin drop. As of this writing, it is too early to know whether any job candidate was successfully hired, but the students were able to learn about job opportunities here in Caroline County.

Thanks to the participating businesses: Choptank Transport, M & M Carnot, Shore United Bank, Sisk Fulfillment, Caroline County government, Unisite Design, Tri-Gas & Oil & Comfort Services, Arcadia of Denton, Dart Container, Caroline County Public Schools, Crystal Steel, and Shoreline Vinyl.

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Caroline County Economic Development is an office within Caroline County government. Its mission is to help businesses thrive in the community. Debbie can be reached at 410-479-4188 or

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