Where Shore Living Begins

Located at the Eastern most terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Queen Anne’s County is an ideal choice for businesses seeking a prime, affordable location that offers an excellent quality of life, a well-educated workforce, and easy access to major metropolitan areas.

The US 50/301 corridor links Queen Anne’s County to major area interstates and provides access to international freight terminals in Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia, as well as international airports throughout the region. We are currently the only County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to be part of the Baltimore-Towson MSA.

2022 Business Workshops

Planning for Success

Join us at our next 2022 business workshop! Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development, in partnership with Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce, are hosting a series of educational workshops.

Learn more about the Access to Capital workshop being held Thursday, April 7th from 8:30am – 10:00am.

This event, for entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners will offer resources, technical assistance and individualized mentoring sessions on how to fund a business – financing options available to small businesses, loan readiness, and real-world examples of how to leverage financing programs.

Local Business Profile

Queen Anne’s County is home to 1,400 businesses and a labor force of 27,000 with access to government facilities, federal laboratories, prime contractors, tech centers and the MidAtlantic market. Metropolitan accessibility, growing job and employment rates, top-ranking agricultural opportunities, enticing business incentives, and an outstanding quality of life making Queen Anne’s County an ideal destination for new and existing businesses of all sizes and sectors.

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Looking to start up, expand or to re-locate? View our site selector for available commercial properties for sale or lease located throughout the County.

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Queen Anne’s County’s population increased by 17.85% from 2000-2010. This was the 5th highest growth rate among Maryland’s twenty-three counties and Baltimore.

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Local Incentives

Queen Anne’s County offers a number of local incentives for business. Read more about our local Incentive Fund, Opportunity Zone, Enterprise Zones, Priority Funding Areas, and more.

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