Annapolis Entrepreneur

The Annapolis Entrepreneur is designed to assist entrepreneurial growth in our community. Annapolis Entrepreneur is the part of our website that assists entrepreneurs find the resources they need to create jobs and be productive and profitable. If you’re interested in new venture creation, it’s important to get out and connect with resources and experts in the community. This section highlights what’s going on in greater Annapolis, and where you may want to get involved.

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Support Facilities

Location, location, location. Space can play an important part in your company's future; especially when you just getting started.  Annapolis is home to a diversity of spaces and styles. Check out the information below to find the space that fits your needs.

Major Industries

  • Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate
  • Food and Beverage
  • Maritime Industries
  • Research and Development
  • Communication
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Entrepreneurial Infrastructure

  • Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber Of Commerce
  • Annapolis Business Association
  • Annapolis Green Drinks
  • Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
  • Anne Arundel Tech Breakfast
  • Capital Region Council
  • Chesapeake Innovation Center
  • Chesapeake Regional Tech Council
  • Eastport Business Association
  • Entrepreneur's Exchange
  • Inner West Street Association
  • MainStreets Annapolis Partnership
  • Maryland Avenue Business Association
  • Maryland Washington Minority Countractor's Association
  • Small Business Development Center
  • SOFO Annapolis
  • Southern Maryland SCORE
  • Startup Maryland
  • TechVets
  • The Center of Help
  • The Hatchery and Business Resource Center
  • West Annapolis Business Affiliation, Inc.

Recent Awards

  • 2014 eCity for the State of Maryland (Google)
  • Top Ten Livable Community (International Award for Livable Communities)
  • Best College Towns (Travel & Leisure)
  • Top Ten Dog-Friendly Beach (
    Playful City USA Community (KaBoom!)
  • Most Romantic Main Street (National Main Streets Center)
  • National Treasure (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
  • Let's Move Initiative (Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties)
  • Tree City USA Growth Award (National Arbor Day Foundation)
  • National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Community Wildlife Habitat (NWF)