Economic Development Panel for Crisfield
Crisfield officials are looking at creating an economic development commission that would market the town as a tourist destination and to attract new businesses.
Jay Tawes, a member of the Chamber of Commerce’s Crisfield Marketing Association, told town leaders that the town is “rapidly losing businesses.”
Tawes along with Charlotte Scot and Greg Cain said they would like to see their Association formally turned into an appointed economic development commission.
That would include a full-time paid director.
The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the city probably cannot fund an economic development group on its own.
But it could seek funds from the $8.6 million in federal Community Development Block Grant money.
It was recently awarded to Maryland for Hurricane Sandy recovery.