Baltimore County is here to help grow your business locally, nationally and even internationally. We can help you find a new location for your business, hire and provide workforce solutions, offer funding, and reach new customers all over the world.
If you’re looking for a location to open a business or relocate an existing business, we can find the right place for you. See our site selection services for more information.
Funding and Financing
Baltimore County offers direct financing programs to encourage investment and job creation in the County. Private sector financing is leveraged with Baltimore County gap and flexible financing programs to help businesses expand and grow. Learn more about our financing programs.
Workforce and Hiring
Finding the right people is key to your organization's growth. Let us help. Learn more about recruiting and retention assistance for your business.
International Business Growth
Is your business at the point of starting to look at other markets but not sure where to start? Expanding internationally can be an extremely profitable but time consuming process if you’re not sure how your product or service fits into the competitive global market. Baltimore County businesses have access to some great resources to help.
The Maryland Office of International Investment and Trade provides support to Maryland companies planning to enter new foreign markets or advance their export sales in their company's' existing foreign markets. The team includes foreign representatives in 11 countries and in-house regional representatives who can provide advice on exporting.
The World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) is a private non-profit membership organization connecting Mid-Atlantic companies with global opportunities. WTCI offers international network connections, signature annual events, and international business services including Global Trade Data, International Traveler's Package, International Visitor Management, Global Intelligence Briefs, Job Exchange Network, and Embassy VIP Programs.
The U.S. Commercial Service is the lead trade promotion agency of the U.S. government. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets by offering the trade counseling, market intelligence, business matchmaking, and commercial diplomacy you need to connect with lucrative business opportunities.
Corporations, the federal government, and state agencies all want to do business with minority-owned companies. The Department of Transportation, for example, requires that recipients of its funding award a percentage of contracts to minority-owned businesses and many large companies have goals for buying from minority-owned suppliers. To meet their objectives, private and public sector firms search for minority-owned suppliers through programs that have formal certification processes.
Many growing businesses already fulfill certain certification criteria but haven't taken the steps to become certified. If you're not certified, you can miss out on business ranging from a marketing opportunity to reduced-competition access to a public contract.
If you're interested in any of the following certifications, you’re in the right place:
- WBE (Woman-Owned Business)
- MBE (Minority-Owned Business)
- SBA 8A (Disadvantaged)
- Veteran-Owned Business
- HUB Zone
Looking to get contracts with Baltimore County, the state of Maryland or even the federal government? Or are you looking to just start out as a subcontractor as you grow your business?
Meet the Primes/Buyers
Baltimore County offers a free opportunity to showcase your business to prime bidders looking for quality partners. Over 100 primes currently working with member agencies will be exhibitors. Be prepared to present your capability statement to exhibiting business representatives looking to meet MBE and SBE sub-contractors in the areas of professional services, construction trades, architecture, engineering and other business services.
Upcoming Procurement Events
For more information about events, upcoming dates, or how to participate, please contact the Office of Budget and Finance, Minority and Small Business Marketing Manager, Carla Tucker by phone at 410-887-3119 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.