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.

The largest sector in Queen Annes County, Maryland is Accommodation and Food Services. The next-largest sectors in the region are Retail Trade (2,480 workers) and Educational Services. High location quotients, also referred to as LQs, indicate sectors in which a region has high concentrations of employment compared to the national average. The sectors with the largest LQs in the region are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting, Accommodation and Food Services, and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation.