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Kent County Economic Development


  • Focus on Business Retention, Expansion & Attraction
  • Promote Workforce Development & Education
  • Enhance Infrastructure


The mission of Kent County Government is to deliver services to protect and improve the health, safety, education, welfare, environment, economy, and unique quality of life of its citizens consistent with the County's values and priorities in a fiscally responsible manner.

The vision is to ensure accountability to the County's citizens for the delivery of essential services consistent with our mission statement.


Our Gigabit County is Open for Business! 




Economic Development Strategic Plan 2017

EDAB Plan 2013Appendix

Kent County Comprehensive Plan

2020 Strategic Plan Update Timeline

2020 Strategic Plan Guiding Document

2020 Strategic Plan SWOT Analysis Summary

2020 Strategic Plan SWOT Meeting 3 Notes - March 11, 2020

2020 Strategic Plan SWOT Meeting 2 Notes - March 4, 2020

2020 Strategic Plan SWOT Meeting 1 Notes - February 26, 2020

Upper Shore Labor Market & Target Industry Analysis

Kent County Labor Market Analysis Executive Summary


Kent County Economic Development
Phone: 410-810-2168
Fax: 410-778-7482

Jamie Williams, CEcD, Director

Emily McCoy, Assistant






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Additional County Information

Links of Interest


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Learn about Kent County Public Schools and how they are moving ahead with modern technology!



Maryland's Eastern Shore, Economic Development

This magazine is full of area economic development, business climate and quality of life information. View it online.  or request a copy by emailing


Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Intelligence Report, Site Selection Magazine, March 2018