Why Kent County?

Why Kent County?

  • Location

    Kent County is in close proximity to major cities in the mid-atlantic region. Our location is a strategic asset for many of our industries, such as manufacturing, agriculture, seafood & marine, tourism and more.

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Tools & Resources

Researching Kent County

  • Retail Incubator Space
    Retail Incubator Space

    The Town of Rock Hall offers retail incubator space.  Rental pricing $350-$500 monthly, water & sewer included.  168 -280 sq. ft. spaces available.  Start your business here and grow to commercial retail space in Kent County as several others have done.  Please contact Rock Hall Properties for more information robin@rockhallproperties.com.

  • Commercial Property Database

    Kent County Economic Development is working closely with local realtors to provide up to date information on available commercial properties in Kent County.

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  • Kent County Mapping Tools

    Mapping tools are available to aid in the reasearch of Kent County. Maps include parcel viewers, zoning, environmental resources, and more.

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Business Support

Business Support

  • Starting a Business

    Kent County Economic Development has resources available to guide individuals in their journey towards starting or expanding business in Kent County, MD.

  • Business Support and Consulting

    Need help? Many business consulting services and educational opportunities are available in the Eastern Shore region.

We have what your business needs to succeed.


  • Tax Credits and Other Incentives Available for New and Expanding Businesses
  • No County Personal Property Tax
  • A Robust Eco-system for Start-ups and Entrepreneurs
  • Active Business Associations
  • Fiber Connectivity
  • Interstate Access
  • Access to Higher Education, Continuing Education, and Career Training
  • Educated and Trained Workforce
  • Well Balanced Public Schools and Prestigious Independent Schools
  • Designated Growth Areas
  • 5 Sustainable Communities
  • Industrial Zones with Railway Access
  • Competitively Prices Industrial and Professional Park Property 
  • 19 Million People Within 100 Miles (providing access to large talent pools, customers, and suppliers)
  • Within 90 Minutes of Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, and Washington, DC
  • Access to 3 International Airports and 3 Major Seaports
  • Rural Setting Provides an Excellent Quality of Life - Home of Wide-Open Spaces



Economic and Tourism Development
Phone: 410-778-0416
Email: econdev@kentgov.org
400 High Street, 3rd Floor
Chestertown, MD 21620

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