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.


Minority Entrepreneurship Training Accelerator (META)

Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development is excited to announce the development of a Minority Entrepreneurship Training Accelerator (META). This pilot program, developed and delivered by Upper Shore Community Development Partnership and Rivers and Roads Consulting, is now accepting applications. Funding for the project is being provided through Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development, Upper Shore Regional Council, and Maryland Department of Commerce.

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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