Dundalk was named after Dundalk, Ireland and at first appearance, you would think that you have stumbled onto a sleepy little burg in Baltimore County. John Smith first explored the area that is now Dundalk in the early 1600’s but the town was not officially founded until 1856. It is not recognized as one of Baltimore’s “inner-ring” suburbs. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Dundalk was Maryland’s largest unincorporated communities. Today, it has a population of roughly 70,000 residents.
Although the average median household income increased nearly 14% between 2000 and 2009 ($39,789 to $46,197), it is still well below the Maryland state average of $69,272. There are nearly 5,400 residents that live and work in Dundalk, but the population drops over 20% during the daytime due to those residents who commute out of the city to their place of employment. Additionally, the city’s unemployment rate of 7.8% ranks slightly higher than the state average of 7.1%.
Being situated less than 7 miles to the south and east of Baltimore may have posed some economic problems for Dundalk as no doubt many of the work force commutes into the big city and surrounding areas. This has the tendency to see the money that should be spent in Dundalk, spent in Baltimore and other areas. As a result, this makes it difficult for the smaller businesses to keep up with the competition and not struggle to keep their doors open. However, many businesses have not faltered.
In fact, there are a number of smaller businesses in Dundalk that have weathered the recent economic storms created by the downturn of 4th quarter 2008 and the many months that followed. Some have gotten pretty creative in the process and have implemented a variety of business solutions which enabled them to stay abreast of market trends and keep pace with their competitors. One of these solutions is using a Dundalk live answering service in order to extend their reach and better serve their clients or customers.
For over 35 years, Answering Service Care has been assisting clients coast to coast with our business solutions and feature-rich service packages. We can customize a package that addresses the specific operational needs of your business that includes the following 24/7/365 Dundalk live answering service features:
Our live operators know the importance of every incoming call so they take them very seriously as well as delivering that information as quickly as possible.
If you would like more information on our Dundalk live answering service, please contact us by calling us toll free at 800.430.6511.