Choose Queen Anne's County

Queen Anne’s County, the gateway to Maryland’s eastern shore, is the right choice for companies seeking a prime, affordable location that offers an excellent quality of life, a well-educated workforce, and easy access to major metropolitan areas.  The county offers a variety of lifestyle and business location choices:  from Kent Island, the hub of commercial and residential activity, to our rural, colonial-era small towns,  the county appeals to people who enjoy maritime activities, love history, and enjoy the outdoors.

Beginning with the founding of the first English settlement in 1631, Queen Anne’s County has played an important role in Maryland in being a leader in agriculture production and as a hub for the transportation of goods.  The US 50/301 corridor links to major interstates and provides prime access to international freight terminals, such as the ports of Baltimore, Wilmington and Philadelphia, as well as international airports.  Federal laboratories, government facilities and major medical research facilities are within a one-hour drive via the corridor that links begins at the easternmost terminus of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Other transportation infrastructure includes the Bay Bridge Airport, on Kent Island, and rail to serve the northern portion of the county.

  • 27 Mi. to Annapolis
  • 48 Mi. to Baltimore
  • 60 Mi. to D.C.
  • 90 Mi. to Philadelphia
  • 157 Mi. to Richmond
  • 178 Mi. to New York City
  • 188 Mi. to Cumberland

Located minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Queen Anne’s County is home to
1,400 businesses and a labor force of 27,000 with easy access to government facilities, federal laboratories, prime contractors, tech centers and the MidAtlantic market.

Maryland Department of Commerce

WHY QUEEN ANNE’S COUNTY?

A PEAK AT THE GATEWAY

This area known as “The Gateway to the Eastern Shore” is a premier business location. The County’s strategic Mid-Atlantic location, excellent market access, highly educated workforce, excellent schools, competitive business costs, attractive incentives and outstanding quality of life is ideally suited for businesses of all sizes and sectors.

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Local Business Profile

Queen Anne’s County is home to 1,400 businesses and a labor force of 27,000 with easy access to government facilities, federal laboratories, prime contractors, tech centers and the MidAtlantic market. With metropolitan accessibility, growing job and employment rates, top-ranking agricultural opportunities, and enticing business incentives, Queen Anne’s County strategically functions as the Business Gateway to the Eastern Shore.

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Queen Anne’s County is one of the most scenic areas of Maryland with its amazing waterfront areas and hundreds of acres of farmland and permanently preserved open space.

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demographics

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 the City of Baltimore. The County’s workforce of over 26,000 is the largest on the Eastern Shore. In 2016, the average unemployment rate was 3.8%.

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business resources

From taxes and assessments to the Board of Education, the Queen Anne’s County Government oversees and handles numerous ordinances and services within the area. Find a list of the resources available

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