Economic Development

Illustrious Past ▪ Opportune Future


Annapolis has been welcoming visitors for more than 300 years, and it remains a wonderful place to live, raise a family, work and establish a business. Building upon an illustrious past, Annapolitans have successfully cultivated a highly desirable quality of life and an exciting future for every type of business and its workforce.

Whether you prefer the charming brick-lined streets of our Historic District, our bustling maritime community, our culturally-rich urban villages or our state-of-the-art developments, there are facilities to accommodate almost any business and entrepreneur.


Guiding Our Thriving Business Ecosystem


As the capital city of Maryland, Annapolis' unique blend of history, environment and innovation creates a thriving ecosystem for diverse businesses and entrepreneurs. The City has a robust Economic Development Strategic Action Plan (PDF) that guides the delicate balance between preserving the existing local character and assets and embracing progress to ensure continued relevancy.

Diverse Support for Businesses


The Annapolis Economic Development Division is focused on building and sustaining a business-friendly community that is welcoming, supportive and appreciative of the businesses that make our illustrious quality of life possible. We are standing by to help you with all aspects of your business with services that include, but are not limited to:
  • Loan, finance and tax credit programs
  • Workforce development programs
  • Location and permitting assistance
  • Guides for businesses starting in or moving to Annapolis
  • Expert business advice for startups and expanding businesses
  • Industry data and research
  • Government contracting assistance
  • Guidance for exporters
  • Connections to regional economic development resources
We encourage you to contact us, but also recommend that you take advantage of all of the support available to help you grow successfully. For more complete information about the diverse resources available to businesses, please visit our comprehensive Economic Development website.