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Baltimore County Business 1st Week

Baltimore County Business 1st Week is an opportunity for us to hear what business issues keep you up at night, and how County resources can help support and grow your operation.

From September 30 through October 4, our team of resource experts will conduct visits to businesses throughout the County. In just 15 minutes, you can get an overview of financing opportunities, workforce recruitment and training programs, tax credit and innovation and commercialization programs available to Baltimore County businesses.

Business 1st Week Events Include:

  • Business 1st Week Proclamation: declaring the launch of the Business 1st outreach initiative
  • Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz visiting companies throughout the County, including Red Hawk, Prometric and Pharmaceutics International Inc., Industrial Roll, and Nations Photo Lab.
  • County-wide business outreach program. Business 1st teams will stop by, listen to your needs and tell you about the many tools and resources available
  • Small Business Loan Fund Expansion: Announcement at Red Hawk in Rosedale on September 30 at 11:30 a.m.

Business Assistance and Incentives in Baltimore County

Business Friendly Climate

  • Well-managed County, with consistent AAA bond ratings for the three major rating agencies
  • 21 years since the last income tax rate increase
  • 25 years since the last property tax rate increase
  • Streamlined local government, no incorporated towns or cities
  • No gross receipts tax on manufacturers
  • No corporate franchise tax
  • No unitary tax on profits
  • No separate school taxes
  • No sales or personal property tax on research and development equipment
  • No incorporated jurisdictions within the County

Business Support

  • Confidential location searches, data support and familiarization tours
  • Permitting and development assistance
  • Public/private financing packages
  • Workforce development
  • Business and technology incubators with shared resources


  • Recruitment – Access to diverse candidate pool. Coordinate recruitment efforts that include job posting on the Maryland Workforce Exchange (statewide job board), candidate screening, and job fairs.
  • Training – Through our Workforce Development System, we invest funding to offset the costs of training new hires. On-the-job training and apprenticeships are also available, based on the availability of funds.
  • Downsizing – Worker outplacement services coordinating on-site information sessions, unemployment registration, career counseling and job search seminars.

Small Business Resource Center

  • One-on-one business counseling and seminars to assist with business plan development, marketing advice, financing and minority business enterprise certifications. This is a free service for Baltimore County.

Financing Programs

Tax Credits

Contact Us

Find out more about Business 1st Week and business incentives or call 410-887-8000

Revised September 19, 2013

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