Mathews County

Founded: 1791

Population: 8,897

Households: 3,932

Tourism, leisure, and fishing industries are major sources of employment for Mathews County. Tour de Chesapeake – a bicycle event which benefits the Chesapeake Bay Foundation – attracts cycling enthusiasts every year.

Economic drivers in the county are the building of custom yachts, the design and manufacture of rope assemblies, the packing of seafood, embroidering stars on American flags, and comfortable lodging.

Mathews County maintains a Comprehensive Plan which includes incentives to support and promote water-based businesses, Heritage Tourism, and Eco-Tourism.Entrepreneurial opportunities abound in Mathews County.

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