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With more than 847,000 residents, Baltimore County is Maryland’s third largest jurisdiction, has the third largest school system in the state, and the 25th largest school system in the country. Baltimore County has 29 unincorporated urban, suburban, and rural communities and more than 20,000 businesses across nine core industries. Baltimore County has the 4th highest per capita income in Maryland.

The Case For Change

This is a pivotal time for Baltimore County. The County has increasingly diverse residents, diverse economic opportunities, and diverse natural resources. Moreover, the County has leadership passionate about the possibilities that exist while working for and living in Baltimore County. That is why now, more than ever, we are well positioned to pursue a transformation that positions the County to continue as a leading jurisdiction in the region.

When we are successful with this transformation, the County will be positioned to proactively and innovatively address evolving community needs. We will create economic opportunities for residents and businesses and will be prepared to effectively tap into the next generation of leaders. As a result, residents, including those who have options to leave, will intentionally choose to continue to live, work, play, and age in Baltimore County.

This will leave our children with a County that is thriving and growing and that sets the bar as a great place to live. We will only move forward by working together, being clear about where we are, where we want to go, and remaining steadfast as we build a better Baltimore County. 

Our Path Forward–The Plan

A diagram of the path forward

Baltimore County undertook a comprehensive planning effort to establish a shared view of the present and a shared vision for the future and to identify the County’s top priority goal areas for action over the next four years. This Enterprise Strategic Plan aims to incorporate input from more than 100 respected thought-leaders, practitioners, community leaders, and policy advocates from both the public and private sectors who participated in the transition planning process.

It also reflects hundreds of resident perspectives gathered through town halls and online comments focused on the county budget and priorities. This plan is a roadmap that positions Baltimore County to achieve the vision we have for ourselves. This Enterprise Strategic Plan will work in tandem with existing documents, including the Transition Report, to inform decisions and budget planning. This plan will be refreshed every spring to set priorities for the following fiscal year.

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Office of the County Executive

400 Washington Avenue
Mezzanine Level
Towson, Maryland 21204


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




County Executive

John A. Olszewski, Jr.

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