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Economic Development

Welcome to Economic Development at Salisbury University

Spring 2019 Competition Important Dates

  • Student Entrepreneurship Competition - Open to All SU Students
  • Registration Open: Monday, February 25, 2019 11:59pm
  • Registration Close: Monday, April 8, 2019 11:59pm
  • Competition Day: Thursday, May 2- All Day

Student Entrepreneurship Competition Website

  • Shore Hatchery - Open to Mid Atlantic Business Start Ups
  • Registration Open: Monday, February 25, 2019 11:59pm
  • Registration Close: Monday, April 8, 2019 11:59pm
  • Competition Day: Friday, May 3 – All Day

Shore Hatchery Website

Downtown Center for Entrepreneurship

Members of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and other invited guests recently received a “sneak peek” of Salisbury University’s new Center for Entrepreneurship, currently under construction.

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Members of the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce and other invited guests recently received a “sneak peek” of Salisbury University’s new Center for Entrepreneurship, currently under construction at SU Downtown.

Planned features include six offices and six individual “garages” for winners of SU’s Ratcliffe Foundation Shore Hatchery program and student Entrepreneurship Competitions, as well as a “makerspace” for robotics, small product assembly and technology-enhanced products with 3-D prototyping, and a textile workshop for fashion and theatre creations.

The facility, with build-out funded by a $5.5 million gift from entrepreneurs Dave and Patsy Rommel of Rommel Chesapeake, Inc., is expected to open in 2020. Naming opportunities within the facility are available to fund future operations.