The St. Mary’s County Department of Economic & Community Development (DECD) welcomes you to St. Mary’s County, Maryland.
The staff of the St. Mary’s County Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) work on behalf of all citizens and businesses to secure a sound resilient economy.
The Department's three divisions include Tourism, Agriculture & Seafood, and Business Development. The Department also includes the Executive Director of the Community Development Corporation (CDC). DECD works with citizen-led boards and commissions to identify and meet challenges. The staff also coordinates with other county, regional, state, and federal agencies to promote and expand markets and encourage investment. The Department produces an annual Technology Handbook, a listing of available office/building/land sites, tourism brochures written for many audiences, and participates in several key events throughout the year.
For more information about this department and its many tools and programs, please contact any member of our staff at 301-475-4200.