Kent County is Open for Business
Kent County is a scenic peninsula on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, situated less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis, Dover and Northern Virginia. It is home to two designated Main Streets, an Arts & Entertainment District, several worldwide manufacturers, historic Washington College, and one of the largest marina communities in Maryland.
Kent County is actively providing incentives and workforce development tools to help businesses grow. The County is developing broadband infrastructure and has implemented an 110-mile fiber optic broadband network for high-speed gigabit connectivity. Portions of the County are located within Commerce Zones, an Opportunity Zone, an Enterprise Zone, and a HUBZone. The department of Economic and Tourism Development works with businesses to identify the tax credits they are entitled to for locating to, and growing within, those designated zones. The County offers access to programs including the Maryland Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (MD-PACE) Program, the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MD MEP), and the ExportMD Program.