SALISBURY, Md. - Thursday night Salisbury Major Jim Ireton held the "State Of The City Of Salisbury" meeting at Salisbury University. The mayor featured the success of several area businesses, public departments and the individuals that keep the city running. Ireton also announced several statistics including the significant drop in 2011 crime rates.
He also presented an 8-year plan that includes increasing job and housing numbers. "These are my goals for downtown Salisbury from the years 2012 to 2020. Here's the background. Nearly 3,080 new private sector jobs and professional and retail jobs alone are expected to come to Wicomico County by 2020. Over 1,000 jobs are expected in the healthcare industry," says Ireton. The mayor also announced that over the next 3 weeks, city officials will be "rolling out" the new plans.