The county boasts competitively priced space for lease or sale, a well-educated workforce, and an excellent quality of life – with exceptional access to major metropolitan markets by land, air or bay.
The US 50/301 corridor provides access to major international marine terminals and airports, as well as government facilities, federal laboratories and technology centers. Queen Anne’s County is the only rural county on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that is part of the Baltimore-Towson MSA.
A Growing Economy
Queen Anne’s County’s private sector industries generate $1.2 billion in economic output, with a 2.2% job growth rate increase in the year 2016. Home to over 1,400 business establishments and several North American and corporate headquarters, we have been aggressive in retaining businesses with the support of private sector developers establishing business parks in a variety settings – from small town to urban core.
Business Parks throughout Queen Anne’s County include:
Chesapeake Bay Business Park, located in Stevensville, is a well-planned 80 acre complex offering office, flex and warehouse space.
Matapeake Professional Park, located in Stevensville offering warehouse and flex space for lease or sale.
Centreville Business Park, located in Centreville is just minutes off of the US Route 301 corridor. Shovel-ready land is available for development.
Red Apple Plaza, Thompson Creek Shopping Center, and Queenstown Premium Outlets offer prime retail space with exceptional visibility along the US Route 50/301 Corridor
Queen Anne’s County supports its business community by offering local incentives with no county corporate income tax or business personal tax.
An Agrarian Lifestyle
The northern portion of the county is comprised of small towns, and working farms. The county has consistently ranked in the top 3 counties in Maryland for the annual production of corn, wheat, and soybeans. The agriculture industry is lead by crop and grain production, large nursery operations, and commercial broiler production. Recently, we have seen an increase in the number of wineries, breweries, and distilleries.
There are 530 farms operating in Queen Anne’s County, with 156,941 acres of agricultural production. The average size farm consists of 296 acres. Queen Anne’s County records 205,000 acres in agriculture use (2012 Census of Agriculture).