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Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive

CareFirst, one of the largest health and wellness companies in the region, is also one of the largest employers in Baltimore County. Over 2,200 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield workers are based in Owings Mills.

That’s the good news. The even better news is that CareFirst has renewed seven leases that will keep many of the company’s key operations in Baltimore County through 2028. 

CareFirst building Owings MillsCareFirst offices are at the center of a booming Owings Mills, along Red Run Boulevard and overlooking Metro Centre at Owings Mills, the soon-to-be-redeveloped mall property, new apartments and townhomes and near the Foundry Row development and Stevenson University. The convenience of interstate and Metro at their doorstep, exciting new restaurants and shopping, a public library and community college center and a Class-A business community make for a great place to work.

So as you come off the Owings Mills exit at I-795, look toward the high rise offices at the town center. Then give a wave and a thank you to CareFirst for its long-term commitment to Baltimore County.  

You’ll be seeing the CareFirst logo in Owings Mills for many years to come.


workplace photo with video linkAn American Success Story

“I can’t tell you how great it felt to walk across that stage in front of my friends and family to accept a certificate in a field that gives me such gratification,” said Nakia Britton after completing her medical assistance training at Fortis Institute. The journey started at the Hunt Valley American Job Center, where Career Resource Specialist Cathy Schweigman connected Nakia to resources she needed to get her certificate, all the while providing guidance and encouragement. 

Providing a motivated talent pool of well-trained workers is job one for economic and workforce development in Baltimore County. Listening to the real needs of both employers and workers helps build a positive cycle of economic success.  When companies are successful, they offer more opportunities and add more jobs.   

Baltimore County’s American Job Centers in Eastpoint, Hunt Valley and Randallstown are where good jobs meet good workers. Watch this short video to see these partnerships in action.

Nakia recently accepted a full time position at University of Maryland Orthopedic Associates. 

Bryan Dunn
Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

Restaurant Week logoBaltimore County Restaurant Week Extended

The recent blizzard didn’t just bring three feet of snow our way, it also brought a whole extra week to enjoy the “meals and deals” of Baltimore County Winter Restaurant Week! Shake off that case of cabin fever by getting out of the house to enjoy a fantastic meal that someone else has to prepare and clean up.

A majority of participating restaurants have chosen to extend their special fixed priced menus through February 6th, giving you extra time to explore and enjoy what Baltimore County’s wonderful restaurants have to offer. Diners can discover new restaurants and enjoy old favorites at a discounted price, with one to three course lunch and dinner specials ranging from $15 to $35. With over thirty-five restaurants extending their deals, there is sure to be something for every taste and occasion.

Please visit to view a list of participating restaurants, peruse menus, and make reservations. Try that fancy place you’ve heard such great things about, or frequent your favorite local hotspot. Either way it’s a delicious time to dine in Baltimore County!

Revised September 26, 2016