Department of Economic Development
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Land, Construction and Zoning

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Baltimore County offers a wide range of business environments to suit every need and preference. From urban centers to suburban office parks with flex and build-to-suit locations, Baltimore County can accommodate your company's requirements.

Room to Grow

There are:

  • Over 21,600 industrially-zoned acres,the most in Maryland
  • Thirty-five major business parks
  • Three technology centers
  • Two Enterprise Zones

Major Business Opportunity Sites

The following are business opportunity sites:

Land

Market Profile Data

Land (per acre)

Low

High

Average

Industrial

$200,000

$350,000

$250,000

Office

$200,000

$450,000

$325,000

Rental rates (per square foot)

Warehouse and Industrial

$6.95

$9.50

$8.25

Flex/R and D/Technology

$12

$22

$17

Class A office

$17

$27

$22

 Source: Baltimore County Department of Economic Development

Construction

Construction Permits Issued

Commercial

Residential

Total

Fiscal Year

Permits

Value
($000's)

Permits

Value
($000's)

Permits

Value
($000's)

2000

1,749

$317,909

4,346

$358,837

6,095

$676,745

2001

1,724

471,946 

5,326

414,630  

7,050

886,576 

2002

1,824

363,675 

4,848

425,549

6,672

789,224

2003

1,702

413,257  

4,904

443,629  

6,606

856,886 

2004

1,779

346,284

4,770

482,783

6,549

829,067

2005

1,803

389,696

4,568

514,970 

6,371

 904,666   

2006

1,930

590,718 

4,875

535,590

6,805

1,126,308

2007

1,632

500,604

3,522

369,278

5,154

869,882

2008

1,617

333,214

2,604

402,555

5,001

735,770

2009*

1,197

188,583

1,319

121,359

2,519

309,942

Source: BPDS, Baltimore Metropolitan Council Regional Construction Report 2000 to 2009* (through August 2009).

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Contacts

Department of Economic and Workforce Development
The Jefferson Building
105 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 300
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-8000             
Email: businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov

Department of Planning
County Courts Building, Room 406
401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 410-887-3211
Fax: 410-887-5862
Email: planning@baltimorecountymd.gov

Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections
County Office Building
111 West Chesapeake Avenue, Suite 105
Towson, Maryland, 21204
Phone: 410-887-3353
Fax: 410-887-5708

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Revised June 26, 2015

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