About Us

Our team is made up of dedicated members focused on supporting local businesses and continuing community development. Reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to support and enhance our existing business base, and attract new businesses of all sizes and sectors to Queen Anne’s County.

Through actively engaging with the business community to better understand and assist their needs, matching businesses with the ideal location, assisting with the permitting process, linking businesses with state and local incentives to promote job growth and expansion, we aim to increase employment opportunities and investments throughout the County.

Here’s how we support and serve our business community:

  • Leverage state and federal resources to assist with employee recruitment and training.
  • Partner with local high schools and colleges to promote workforce development.
  • Recognize and promote businesses that exemplify the Economic Development Driving Strategies.
  • Offer access to capital through County’s Loan Programs, Business Development, Vineyard Establishment, and Strategic Assistance.
  • Provide local incentives such as the Economic Development Incentive Fund and the Queen Anne’s County Enterprise Zone.
  • Host seminars and workshops for business owners.

Our Team

Heather Tinelli
Director Economic & Tourism Development

Rebecca Lepter
Economic Development Coordinator

Connie Dean
Career Technology Liaison

Katie Clendaniel
Destination Development Specialist

Lisa Gallow
Office Coordinator

Angela Hortert
Administrative Assistant

News

Learn more about what’s happening in the Queen Anne’s County business community. Read our reports, news, and press releases.

News & Reports

Commission

Learn more about our Queen Anne’s County Economic Development Commission made up of area business leaders representing industries across the county.

About the Commission

Incentives

Learn more about the Economic Development Incentive Fund, special  grants, tax credits, and other programs supporting business in the county.

View Local Incentives