Somerset County Economic Development Commission
Somerset County
Somerset County, Maryland

To:                  All Prospective Associate Members


From:              Daniel K. Thompson

                        Executive Director


Re:                  Somerset County Economic Development Commission

                        2020 Associate Membership Program


On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Somerset County Economic Development Commission (SCEDC), I would like to extend to you a gracious invitation to renew or become a new ASSOCIATE MEMBER of the SCEDC.


Some of the major projects that the SCEDC have focused on were presented at the EDC Annual Meeting at the new Somerset County Technical High School in Westover in December.  Since this meeting, on January 7, 2020,  Chesapeake Utilities Corporation announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued an order approving the Company's proposed Del-Mar Energy Pathway Project.  The order, which was applied for in September of 2018 by Eastern Shore Natural Gas Company, Chesapeake Utilities' interstate natural gas transmission subsidiary, approves the construction and operation of new infrastructure facilities in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware, and Wicomico and Somerset counties in Maryland.  This project further expands Chesapeake Utilities partnership in the local communities in which we live and work, bringing natural gas service to Somerset County for the first time and providing a cleaner, reliable and more cost-effective energy choice for customers on the Delmarva Peninsula.


Also, Choptank Electric in partnership with Somerset County and the Eastern Shore Counties were pleased to announce on Wednesday, March 18th that they will be now allowed to provided Broadband to their rural customers.  The legislation passed unanimously in both the House and Senate.  This will be a life-changing infrastructure deployment for local communities.


Our Associate Membership Program is a vital link in our partnering with the various agencies throughout the county in a common endeavor to raise the standard of living and quality of life for all of our citizens of Somerset County. By developing a concerted effort to work in all three areas of economic development, the Somerset County Economic Development Commission will be able to help improve the employment, personal income, tax base, and quality of life for all the people in Somerset County. The support received from the Somerset County Commissioners, The Town of Princess Anne, The City of Crisfield, and our Associate Members assist us in achieving those objectives.


Your contribution and support will enable us to do more. Attached please find our ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP brochure, which goes into more detail about the benefits and goals of your membership.  You will also find attached a list of talking points that were discussed at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Feel free to mail your application and payment to the address in the signature below, or visit us online at to process via credit card.   Should you have any questions, or concerns about issues affecting the growth of economic development in Somerset County, please give us a call.  We would appreciate your input. 




Daniel K. Thompson
Executive Director



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