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County and Regional Economic Development

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In addition to statewide efforts, each Maryland county and Baltimore City maintains an office dedicated to economic development activities.

Regional Specialists

The Maryland Department of Commerce's Regional Growth and Retention team works directly with the economic development offices in Baltimore City and Maryland’s 23 counties to help companies expand their markets, workforce or physical locations. They can provide information on Commerce programs and services, workforce and technical resources, guidance on other state and federal resources; identify sources of funding, and facilitate customer/supplier connections and networking.

Contact a Maryland Commerce Business Development Representative in your area:

​County Economic Development Offices

When your company is ready to expand, relocate or add new employees, contact county economic development offices for assistance and specific details about topics such as financing, site selection, training and workforce development. They can also help you make the most out of potential tax credits, incentives and international trade opportunities:

Regional Economic Development Offices and Planning Councils

Regional Economic Development Offices focus on fostering cooperation between leaders, business retention and development, job creation and new investment in their respective regions:

Regional planning councils, each consisting of three counties, develop economic strategies and facilitate regional planning and development: