Economic and Tourism Development


  • Cultivate Business Retention, Expansion, and Attraction
  • Advocate for Workforce Development and Education
  • Promote Kent County as a Desirable Place to Live, Work, and Visit
  • Support the Enhancement of Current and Future Infrastructure
  • Establish and Strengthen Partnerships

2022 Economic and Tourism Development Strategic Plan

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.


Planning Your Visit

Economic and Tourism Development welcome you to Kent County. For visitor information, please call us at 410-778-0416 or e-mail us at We will be happy to answer your questions and help you with your travel plans. Office Hours 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday. Please also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; @VisitKentCounty.

When You Visit

You will find plenty of Kent County information and brochures at the Kent County Visitor Center at Maple Ave. and Cross St. in Chestertown and the Rock Hall Information Cottage on Main Street.

Our Gigabit County is Open for Business! 



2022 Economic and Tourism Development Strategic Plan

Emsi Economy Overview, Kent County, MD 11.02.21

Economic Development Strategic Plan 2017

EDAB Plan 2013Appendix

Kent County Comprehensive Plan

2021 Strategic Plan Meeting Notes - August 18, 2021

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 and Tourism Development
Phone: 410-778-0416
Email: or 

Jamie Williams, CEcD, Director
Phone: 410-810-2168

Katie Wright, Economic Development Manager
Phone: 410-810-2169

Shalyn Boulden, Tourism Manager
Phone: 410-810-2216

400 High Street, 3rd Floor
Chestertown, MD 21620


Links of Interest



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




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