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Kent County, Maryland is within a 90 minutes drive of the 4 major markets of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA. where approximately 18 million people live and work.

 

Business

Kent County business and industrial sites attract a broad spectrum of business categories from medical and professional services, manufacturing, science, financial, health care, marketing, education, construction and agriculture.

Agriculture

Agriculture is vitally important  to Kent County's economy, creating strong potential for agricultural research and agriceutical companies.

The Kent County Office of Economic Development has encouraged and supported the use of diverse agricultural products and processes.

 

Marine

Kent County Maryland, has an ideal location for marine businesses... it is surrounded on three sides by water and is easily accessible to boaters visiting from major mid-Atlantic cities.

Our marine industry is vital; we have over 30 marinas providing 3,500 slips and 21 County public boat launch sites. We support the growth of this industry by making the environmental health of our waters a prime concern; there is a riverkeeper initiative in place and a major marina manager representing us on Maryland's Clean Marina Committee.

Come and be a part of our maritime vitality in the boating capitol of the upper Chesapeake Bay.

Tourism

A scenic peninsula, on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia. Quaint waterfront towns, including Historic Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton and Millington, offer sunset cruise charters, small beaches, kayaking, fishing charters, boating, sailing, nine museums, two theaters, art galleries, brick sidewalk shopping, antiquing, terrific restaurants, farmers' market, local seafood, including the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab and more.

Recently named a Main Street Maryland, Chestertown boasts Maryland's second largest collection of 18th century structures. Catch a show at The Prince Theatre in Chestertown and the Mainstay in Rock Hall, which feature local to internationally renowned performers.


While driving Maryland's first National Scenic Byway, you will find stretches of low rolling farmland, dramatic sunsets, scenic beauty, rich heritage and some of the United States' most quaint and beautiful towns.

Health Care

A scenic peninsula, on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia. Quaint waterfront towns, including Historic Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton and Millington, offer sunset cruise charters, small beaches, kayaking, fishing charters, boating, sailing, nine museums, two theaters, art galleries, brick sidewalk shopping, antiquing, terrific restaurants, farmers' market, local seafood, including the Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab and more.

Chestertown boasts Maryland's second largest collection of 18th century structures. Catch a show at The Prince Theatre in Chestertown and the Mainstay in Rock Hall, which feature local to internationally renowned performers.


While driving Maryland's first National Scenic Byway, you will find stretches of low rolling farmland, dramatic sunsets, scenic beauty, rich heritage and some of the United States' most quaint and beautiful towns.

Education

Education, like conservation is highly valued in Kent County, with several noted private schools and a public school that provides pre-K through 12 education. Kent County High School has a robust Career Technology Education program to prepare students for the workforce upon graduation or after college or technical studies.  Washington and Chesapeake Colleges provide higher education, business consulting, research, intern programs and continuing education.

Innovative enrichment centers throughout the County offer education as diverse as: arts instruction, farming, recreation, cultural studies, colonial heritage, health, family and aging issues.

 

Jamie Williams, Coordinator
Phone: 410-810-2168
Fax: 410-778-7482
Email: jwilliams@kentgov.org