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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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With an enviable business climate and a strong, diversified economic base, Baltimore County offers an unbeatable quality of life for the people who make this vibrant economy work. 

Baltimore County is located in the heart of Maryland, with over 10,000 acres of parkland, 200 miles of waterfront and home to over 850,000 residents. We’re proud to claim nationally-recognized public schools, colleges and universities, and have made record-level investments to support education. With research tech centers, business incubators, entrepreneurial programs and accelerators, Baltimore County produces one of the most educated and abundant workforces in the nation.

Our private sector industries generate $47.7 billion in economic output, balanced across every major industry. A competitive transportation network, access to global markets and dynamic partnerships provide endless opportunities for economic growth. Baltimore County consistently earns the coveted triple "Triple-A" bond rating, a top honor that is shared by only two percent of counties nationwide. With over 20,000 businesses already established, Baltimore County is a thriving place to start and grow your business.

Economic (Business) Development

Our expansive and vibrant economy includes top industries, employers and communities. Dive into the data available on our labor market pool, transportation network and more. Discover how the arrival of the major offshore wind industry will benefit your business and where to get involved.

When your company is ready to start, relocate, or grow your business in Baltimore County, our office is here to help. Our site selection services include introductions to property owners, brokers and developers, with access to available properties that suit your business needs. We’ll explore the financing, funding, tax credit and incentive programs your business is qualified for. Our Small Business Action Team offers guidance, education and support, and our talent management coordinators help recruit, train and retain your team.

Workforce (Job Seeker) Development

Baltimore County's Career Center education and training programs are designed to offer County residents—both youth and adults—an opportunity to advance their education, enhance their training skills and increase their earning potential. Help is available virtually, through our Mobile Career Center and at any of the County’s career centers. Connect to job opportunities with employers throughout the County through our Job Board, Job Club and hiring events.

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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

Sameer Sidh


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