Strategic Location. Remarkable Growth. Unmatched Quality of Life.

Queen Anne’s County is emerging as the premier destination for businesses looking to capitalize on growth, location, and quality of life. Conveniently situated among major Northeastern cities, our county combines easy access with robust economic growth and a skilled, expanding workforce.

Prime Location:
Accessibility at Its Best

Located just a stone’s throw from Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and within a comfortable drive to Philadelphia and New York, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland places your business at the crossroads of the Eastern Seaboard’s key economic centers.

Whether it’s reaching clients, connecting with other businesses, or attracting top talent, our county’s prime location reduces logistic costs and maximizes efficiency, keeping you connected to what matters most.

An Economical Choice for Ambitious Businesses

In Queen Anne’s County, your business can thrive without the burden of high operational costs. With no business personal property tax, favorable business incentives, and the second lowest county tax in Maryland at just 0.85%, we offer a fiscal environment that is as welcoming as it is advantageous. The average cost per acre for industrial land stands at an accessible $225,000, complemented by competitive average rents of $7 per square foot for warehouse and industrial spaces—making scalability an achievable goal for businesses at every stage.

A Future-Ready Workforce

Our county is projected to be the fastest-growing on Maryland’s Eastern Shore between 2020 to 2025, with a residential population growth rate that outpaces the state’s overall. This supports a continuously expanding pool of talent, ready to drive your business forward. From professional services to healthcare, education, and technical sectors, our workforce is diversifying and strengthening, ensuring that businesses have access to skilled professionals across a broad spectrum of industries.

Quality of Life That Attracts Talent

Beyond the numbers, Queen Anne’s County offers a lifestyle that attracts and retains a dynamic workforce. Our residents enjoy the balance of serene coastal landscapes and vibrant community life with the convenience of urban amenities just a short commute away. This unique blend makes Queen Anne’s County not just a place to work, but a place to live well

Prime Real Estate for Thriving Industries

With significant development spurred by the expansion of U.S. Route 301, our county boasts abundant, developable commercial and industrial land. Ideal for industries such as cold storage, warehousing, and data centers, Queen Anne’s County is ready to host your next facility with infrastructure that supports growth and innovation.

Meet our Team

The Queen Anne’s County Economic & Tourism Development Team is here to serve you! We have 145 years in combined experience serving the citizens of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. We can’t wait to meet you!