Strength in numbers is a proven strategy. Whether you’re a startup seeking capital or an established business seeking a shiny new home, USRC’s tri-county collaboration makes dreams doable. Working together, Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s Counties put your aspirations in focus. From fast-track permitting to financing, our approach to business development nurtures your growth at every stage.


Expanding and Retaining



Professional Development


Site Selection

Small Business Support

Workforce Development

Zoning and Permitting


Government Resources

Cecil, Kent and Queen Anne’s County government touches every aspect of life in our communities. From public schooling to public works, historic preservation to health and safety, they provide essential support to citizens and businesses.


Economic Development Resources

Economic department enriches the narratives of communities around the world. A blend of initiatives and incentives, it creates places that people want to work in, invest in, inhabit and enjoy. A robust economic climate strengthens neighborhoods, schools, jobs and the quality of life in every community. Explore economic development efforts at play on the Upper Shore:


Department of Community Housing & Development