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As the state's primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies. Commerce also promotes the state's many commercial advantages and its outstanding quality of life to spur economic development, international investment, trade and tourism.

Featured programs

Accessing capital and securing financing are essential to start or grow a business. Browse incentives available for businesses in Maryland.

Business resources

Looking for the perfect spot for your business to thrive? View available properties/sites or join fellow entrepreneurs in one of the incubator spaces around the state.

Learn about Maryland

Your business success is Maryland’s success. Learn more about Maryland’s natural assets and well-established advantages for businesses.
Information and Resources on COVID-19

Maryland is currently under a state of emergency. Governor Larry Hogan and all state agencies are working diligently to minimize the impact of COVID-19 across the state. Please explore these resources to help guide you and your business through the COVID-19 pandemic. 






Human Trafficking
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National Human Trafficking Hotline -- 24/7 Confidential
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For more information on human trafficking in Maryland click here .