At Blue Water, community matters. Jack and Todd Burbage are widely known for their philanthropic spirit, and their generosity has helped inspire the entire Blue Water workforce. The members of Blue Water’s executive team sit on boards throughout the region, and staff members do their part through annual giving campaigns and team volunteer efforts.
Blue Water is committed to fostering job growth and economic development in each community that we are a part of.
Each new project brings upwards of $15 million of economic impact to a community. During construction, hundreds of project-related jobs are created. Once completed, our resorts provide six full time and up to 80 seasonal jobs.
We pride ourselves on hiring over 75% of our staff from within the local community and focus on using local vendors and suppliers to keep our properties moving.
Properties attract guests to communities and in turn well-educated staff encourage visitors to explore the area, driving new customers into local businesses.
Blue Water’s full-service marketing department also helps to educate travelers about the communities surrounding properties through content marketing and social media.
Blue Water properties use their own events as a way to support community partners by collecting food donations, donating proceeds and giving organizations a platform for building awareness.
Blue Water Development partners with local non-profits to provide venues and marketing support for fundraising events.
Staff members support community organizations through a United Way giving campaign and the company as a whole gives generously to non-profits on the Eastern Shore.
Our KOA properties support KOA Care Camps, a non-profit that sends children with cancer to summer camps so they can take a little time out to be a kid again.