Study Highlights Economic Impact of Nonprofits on Lower Eastern Shore
Community members and nonprofit organizations gathered Friday for the presentation of a year-long study looking at the economic and community impact of nonprofits on the Lower Shore of Maryland.
The study was presented by a number of nonprofit groups on the lower shore and done in partnership with Maryland Nonprofits and Salisbury University’s BEACON, two organizations that compiled and analyzed the data for Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
The study found that nonprofits on the Lower Eastern Shore have a total economic impact of over $695 million annually. That impact, according to Erica Joseph, President of the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore, is felt in a wide-range of areas.