Kent County Business

  • Kent County is Open for Business
    Kent County is Open for Business

    Kent County is conveniently located less than 2 hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC situated on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Here, we have a perfect blend of historic and rural preservation combined with quality higher education which has resulted in our strong and thriving culture and quality of life.

  • Economic Diversity
    Economic Diversity

    Kent County is host to a diverse economy primarily in agriculture, education, healthcare, manufacturing, and tourism.  Encouraging new innovation and technologies in the agriculture, aquaculture, and environmental sectors.

  • Small Business Focus
    Small Business Focus

    Kent County is focused on nurturing and growing our small business community through technical assistance, funding resources, and by adopting business friendly policies, regulations, and processes.

  • Growth in Kent County
    Growth in Kent County

    Kent County employers are growing. Construction and expansion is in full bloom in Kent County.  New tax credits and incentives are assisting our employers as they invest in capital projects and add quality jobs.


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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  • Broadband Infrastructure Investments

    Learn more about Kent County's investment towards a 110-mile fiber optic backbone.

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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

  • 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.

Refresh your life ... Reward your business.

  • Approximately 75 driving miles from the Port of Baltimore
  • Rural locale within 90 minutes of 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 and prestigious independent schools
  • Competitively priced industrial and professional park property
  • No County business personal property tax, makes a positive tax environment
  • Agriculture - Bio/Medical partners welcome in Kent County, Maryland


Kent County Economic Development
Fax: 410-778-7482

Jamie Williams, Director
Phone: 410-810-2168

Emily McCoy, Assistant
Phone: 410-810-2169

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