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Supporting entreprenuers, managers and executives with vital resources so they can focus on their core mission and business growth.  That idea is at the heart of what the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation does to serve the business community, from large corporations to family-owned small businesses, new entrepreneurial endeavors and existing commercial enterprises. By providing investment, technical assistance and regulatory guidance and serving as a partner for community revitalization initiatives, AAEDC works to foster a conducive climate for investment where businesses can thrive.

We care about your success.  Whether you are starting a new business, expanding or relocating an existing business or need critical financial resources or regulatory guidance, AAEDC is ready to help. We appreciate your interest in investing in Anne Arundel County and look forward to working with you.

Latest Blog Posts


AAEDC’s Small Business Counselors Help Grow the County’s Business Community

Anne Arundel County is fortunate to have two counselors from the Maryland Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) to assist local entrepreneurs and small to mid-size businesses. Counselors, one located at AAEDC in Annapolis and the other at the Chesapeake Innovation Center in Odenton, offer technical assistance and training on matters such as business and marketing plan development, finance, and many other issues related to the operation and growth of a business. Their assistance resulted in the launch or growth of a dozen new businesses in 2014, creating 195 jobs. Annapolis Landscape Architects (ALA) is one company that benefitted from this service.


Agricultural Business Q&A with Celestial Roots Farm

Veteran farmer Jeremy Lopez and his fiancé Sarah Campbell own and operate Celestial Roots Farm in Galesville, Maryland. Most of the 380 acres is leased to grow soy, wheat, and corn, although a small section is used as pasture for hogs and vegetables. Over time Lopez plans to take back sections of the land and utilize integrated sustainable farming techniques—growing both annual and perennial crops as well as pastured livestock. 

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