Salisbury Mayor Jake Day announced that the Maryland Department of Commerce has expanded the city’s existing enterprise zone to encompass the Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico County Regional Airport.
The city of Salisbury and Wicomico County applied jointly for the expansion which adds 1,000 acres to the current 4,220-acre zone. The airport and airport business park have hosted Perdue Farms, Maryland State Helicopter, FedEx and the Humane Society of Wicomico County, but there are still available facilities for lease, as well as 85 acres of developable land in the newly expanded zone.
With the expansion, the county will continue to promote industrial and commercial growth to help create new jobs, reduce unemployment, and support ancillary businesses and increase the tax base.
"Connecting Maryland's second busiest commercial airport to Salisbury’s rapidly growing business core using this critical Maryland incentive is an important step in facilitating access for new businesses looking to become a part of the Salisbury Metro Area – the fastest growing job market in the northeast United States and an increasingly popular location for employers and talent alike,” said Day.