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Department of Economic and Workforce Development

 

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What We Do

The Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) works to make Baltimore County a thriving location for businesses and a place where well educated and trained residents enjoy ample economic opportunity.

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Baltimore County Boost Fund

The Boost Loan Fund offers flexible loans to small, woman and veteran-owned businesses. The capital can be used in many ways.

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Kimberly Brown, Founder of Amethyst Technologies

"Having the capital to hire has allowed me to take on missions like fighting Ebola in Africa."

- Kimberly Brown, Founder, Amethyst Technologies

Michele Tsucalas, Founder of Michele's Granola

"The Boost Fund made expanding in Baltimore County an easy decision."

- Michele Tsucalas, Founder of Michele's Granola

Ajay Kumar WW HR Business Partner, Diagnostic Systems, Becton Dickinson

"Baltimore County offers us a direct pipeline to workers critical to our quest: helping all people live healthy lives."

- Ajay Kumar WW HR Business Partner, Diagnostic Systems, Becton Dickinson

John Ridgeway, Corporate Manager at Toyota Financial Services

"Customized onsite recruitments have been highly successful for hiring."

- John Ridgeway, Corporate Manager at Toyota Financial Services

Cliff and Tracie Spriggs, Owners of Honey Biscuits

"Baltimore County gave us the tools to bring our business to life, and now we’re doing the same for others in the community."

- Cliff and Tracie Spriggs, Owners of Honey Biscuits

Dave Benfield, founder of DuClaw Brewing Company

"Baltimore County’s expertise was instrumental in our relocation."

- Dave Benfield, founder of DuClaw Brewing Company

2016 Employment by Key Industry Cluster

Baltimore County is Maryland’s second largest job center and is home to 21,400 business establishments.

  • Total County Employment: 373,120
     
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Trade, Transportation and Utilities

66,986

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Education and Health Services

70,193

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Information Technology Services

4,968

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Manufacturing

13,707

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Construction

23,134

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Financial Services

30,934

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Professional and Business Services

60,392

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Federal, State and Local Government

55,406