Through strong partnerships, resources and strategic incentives, we’re here to help your business grow.
Ways to Grow
Learn more about the different ways to grow your business by expanding the sections below.
- Physically—Locate available properties, find talent and workforce solutions and research license requirements to operate in Baltimore County.
- Financially—Government contracts, financing, tax credits and incentive programs may be available for your company.
- Formally—Corporations, the federal government, and state agencies actively seek businesses and suppliers through programs that have formal certification processes. Many growing businesses already meet the criteria and are ready to take the final steps to become certified.
When you’re ready to move or expand, our site selection services help you find the perfect location. Review regional statistics, including industry and employment profiles to help guide your decisions.
If your business needs a local license to operate in Baltimore County, contact the Baltimore County Clerk of the Circuit Court at 410-887-2607 or the Maryland Comptroller's License Bureau at 410-260-6240. Maryland Business Express offers a licensing OneStop Portal with information on permits and licenses you may need to start, relocate or expand a business in Maryland.
Finding, training and retaining the right team is key to your organization's growth. Baltimore County’s Talent Management coordinators provide businesses with workforce solutions.
Baltimore County offers direct, gap and flexible financing programs to support and encourage investment and job creation. Tax credits and incentive programs are also available through the County and in partnership with our state and federal affiliates. Explore options that meet your business needs.
If you're looking for contracts with Baltimore County, the state of Maryland or even the federal government, or you're ready to start as a subcontractor while your business grows, explore the following resources:
Expanding Your Business
Our connections, partners and initiatives are designed to provide support where you need it most. Develop relationships and explore assistance within your neighborhood or across the globe!
Baltimore County’s Community Planning Division offers a variety of initiatives and programs to identify and support opportunities for revitalization. See what’s available in your business’ backyard!
Baltimore County works with many business development organizations to help connect you with the right people.
- Maryland Department of Commerce—The state's primary economic development agency, which stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.
- Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce—Promotes, grows, and sustains a diverse and healthy business community to enrich the quality of life and enhance prosperity in the Baltimore region.
- Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore—Created to serve as a not-for-profit economic development organization led by a partnership of regional business executives, elected government officials and leaders from higher education throughout the Greater Baltimore region.
- Baltimore Metropolitan Council—A nonprofit organization that works with the region’s elected executives to identify mutual interests and develop collaborative strategies that will help improve the quality of life and economic vitality.
- Greater Baltimore Committee—A membership organization of businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational and civic institutions working to improve the region’s business climate and competitiveness.
If your business is ready to expand internationally, but you’re not sure how your product or service fits into the competitive global market, we provide some great resources to help.
- 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.
- World Trade Center Institute (WTCI)—A private nonprofit 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.
- U.S. Commercial Service: Export Assistance Center—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 increasing 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.