TOMORROW, Lt. Governor Anthony G. Brown will be joined by representatives from the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce for a tour of businesses along the Ocean City Boardwalk to highlight the economic impact of the Worcester County tourism industry. The Lt. Governor will start at Trimper’s Rides and Amusement Park, which has been locally owned and operated for 122 years. He will then walk to Dolle’s Candyland and receive a demonstration of the 102 year-old business’s candy making process.
“The impact of tourism on job creation and economic growth in Ocean City, Worcester County and throughout the State of Maryland cannot be overstated,” said Lt. Governor Brown. “These local businesses, some of which have been in operation for well over a century, are what make Ocean City so special and keep visitors coming to the Shore year after year. Governor O’Malley and I are committed to making sure they have the support they need to continue their success during the upcoming vacation season and beyond.”
According to the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, in 2011, visitors to Worcester County spent $1.2 billion dollars in transportation, food, lodging, shopping, entertainment and real estate, up 4.1% from the previous year. Tourism accounts for 52.3 % of employment or 9,063 jobs in the county.
Lt. Governor Brown leads the O’Malley-Brown Administration’s economic development portfolio, having served as Chair of the Joint Legislative and Executive Commission on Oversight of Public-Private Partnerships, leading Maryland’s FastTrack initiative – part of Maryland Made Easy – to streamline the state permitting process for businesses and developers, and serving as Chair of the Governor’s Subcabinet on Base Realignment and Closure.
WHAT: Lt. Governor Brown to Highlight Tourism Industry with Boardwalk Business Tour
START: Trimper's Rides
700-730 S. Atlantic Ave
Ocean City, MD
END: Dolle's Candyland,
500 S. Atlantic Ave,
Ocean City, MD
WHEN: TOMORROW, Friday, April 20