Economic Development

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Queen Anne’s County, Maryland, known as “The Gateway to the Eastern Shore,” is the premier business location. he County’s strategic Mid-Atlantic location, excellent market access, highly educated workforce, excellent schools, competitive business costs, attractive incentives and outstanding quality of life is ideally suited for businesses of all sizes and sectors.

Located on the shores of the stunningly beautiful Chesapeake Bay, Queen Anne’s County’s economy, founded on the agriculture and seafood industries, has evolved over the last 25 years to become an international business community led by globally-known companies such as Hydrasearch, NRL and Associates, AZZ Enclosures, PRS Guitars, Miltec UV, Ride Entertainment Group and RTI Forensics, just to name a few. It’s little wonder that some of the world’s leading and most recognizable CEOs are increasingly calling Queen Anne’s County home. 


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Queen Anne’s County Department of  Economic and Tourism Development (QACETD)

The department assists businesses in the areas of site and building selection, financing, incentives, planning and development, permitting, workforce development and training, research and many other that help support business development activities. Staff also works closely with state and federal agencies that offer additional incentive programs, employee recruitment, training reimbursements and technical assistance.  

For more information about business opportunities in Queen Anne’s County please contact Jean Fabi, Economic Development Manager