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Upper Shore Regional Council
- BUSINESS SERVICES
- COMMUNITY SERVICE
- NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
History of the Organization
The Upper Shore Regional Council (USRC) was created in October, 2003 (Chapter 100, Acts of 2003). The Council is a regional planning and development agency for Cecil, Kent, and Queen Anne’s counties. We exist to foster the physical, economic and social development of the region. For the development of the area’s human and economic resources, the Council initiates and coordinates plans and projects.
The mission of the USRC is to foster regional planning and development for Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s counties; to afford federal, state, county and local governments a regional forum to identify issues and opportunities; and, to provide leadership in planning and implementing programs to improve the quality of life in the Upper Shore Region of Maryland.
The Upper Shore Regional Council has been a part of the following regional projects, among others:
Public Regional Transportation
Small Business Growth and Economic Development
Agriculture/Resource-based and Value-Added Industries Development (www.shorevines.org)
Maryland Broadband (creation and expansion)
Since each regional council supports three counties, 15 of Maryland’s total 23 counties are represented by Councils.