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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


Business Q&A with Sin Fronteras Café 

Located in Annapolis and Glen Burnie, Sin Fronteras Café is co-owned by Walter Vasquez and Wilmer Ramero. Vasquez also co-owns two salons with his wife Claudia Isaula Vasquez.  Between the four businesses Vasquez employs more than 30 people. Vasquez talked to AAEDC about his “no borders” restaurant and how he is trying to increase and advocate for Latino businesses in the community. 


Social Startup Benefits from AAEDC Small Business Counseling

For many children, unhealthy self-esteem may lead to a multitude of destructive behaviors such as fear, social anxiety, depression and obesity. To combat this problem, communications professional Dona Rudderow Sturn launched the Jane NOT Plain (JNP) Project.  The project’s goal is to nurture character, courage, and confidence in children, and help them discover and make optimal choices from their “inner awesome” (healthy self-esteem). In addition, Sturn wanted kids, parents, grandparents, educators, and counselors everywhere to have the tools to help ensure that today’s children understand, and live by the vision: I AM. I CAN. I WILL. EMPOWERED.TM

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