Cambridge has much to offer through a dedicated leadership that is positioning the community for future opportunities. The city has taken advantage of innovative programs at various levels that provide mechanisms for revitalization, while preserving the heritage, character and traditions unique to the Eastern Shore.


The following designations have been established in the City of Cambridge. Each one has significance and is an asset to businesses and residents through direct benefits, or the eligibility of beneficial resources that accompany the individual program.
  • Arts and Entertainment District
  • Enterprise Zone
  • Historic Preservation District
  • HUB Zone
  • Main Street District
  • Maple Street District / Smart Site
  • Maryland Certified Heritage Area - City Center Target Investment Zone, Long Wharf Target Investment Zone
  • Priority Funding Area
  • Priority Funding Area Sustainable Community (Designated Neighborhood and Community Legacy)