Kent County Economic Development

Locate your business in Kent County, Maryland
where hospitality is genuine and we support your business efforts.

  • Convenient access to Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
  • Dedicated workforce with the rural work ethic of Kent County.
  • Workforce training and consulting programs through Washington and Chesapeake Colleges.
  • Well balanced public schools with career training, prestigious independent schools and innovative centers of enrichment instruction.
  • Competitively priced industrial and professional park property.
  • No business personal property tax . . . makes a positive tax environment.
  • Agriculture - Bio/Medical partners welcome in Kent County, Maryland.

"Consider your weekend lifestyle, consider your business lifestyle.
Combine them everyday in Kent County, Maryland.”

Watch a video on the Kent County Lifestyle

Additional County Information

Kent County, Maryland, was awarded top honors
in the fourth annual edition of the "Best Places to Live in Rural America"
rankings by The Progressive Farmer magazine. Click here to read the article.

Ernie Crofoot, County Administrator
400 High Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
Phone: 410-778-3805
Fax: 410-778-7482

Sondra Blackiston, Office Manager
Phone: 410-778-4600

Jamie Williams, Administrative Aide


Links of Interest

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