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Department ofEconomic and Workforce Development

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 is situated in the north central geographic center of Maryland, surrounding Baltimore City almost entirely. Baltimore County is the third-most populous county in Maryland, with a population of approximately 847,000 in 2020.

The County consists of 612 square miles and an additional 28 square miles of water. Over the past few decades, the predominant land use in the County has changed from rural to an urban and rural mix. Baltimore County is comprised of 29 unincorporated communities.

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.

Doing Business in Baltimore County

With an enviable business climate and a strong and diversified economic base, Baltimore County is Maryland’s second largest job center. Baltimore County is not only a thriving place to start and grow a business, but its nationally-recognized public schools and institutions of higher education have yielded one of the most educated and abundant workforces in the nation, our parks and natural areas offer an unbeatable quality of life for the people who make this vibrant economy work, and we are located in convenient proximity to the I-95 corridor and have access to global markets. 

Prevailing Wage and Local Hiring Law

The Baltimore County Prevailing Wage and Local Hiring Law requires the prevailing wage be paid to workers on County-financed capital improvement contracts and capital projects. 

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Economic Development

400 Washington Avenue
Suite 100
Towson, Maryland 21204


Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.




Acting Director

Jennifer Lynch


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