Carroll County, Maryland Department of Economic Development
Photo of a jet at an airport in Carroll County

Infrastructure

Transportation

As a member of the Baltimore/Washington common market, Carroll County enjoys a central location on the Eastern Seaboard. Our transportation infrastructure includes the major components of highways, rail, air and port.

Highways

Carroll County has access to one of the most reliable and comprehensive transportation networks in the country. I-795 links Carroll to the Baltimore metropolitan area where the Baltimore Beltway continues to move traffic to northeastern and southern markets, via I-95 and I-83. I-70 intersects the southern border of Carroll, providing easy access to I-270, a direct link to the Washington metropolitan area. US 15, located just north of Taneytown, provides access to southern points such as Washington, D. C. and Richmond in addition to northern markets such as Harrisburg, Philadelphia and New York.

Rail

Maryland Midland Railway, with corporate headquarters in Carroll County, operates an efficient short line that transports products to CSXT, Norfolk Southern and points beyond. Major freight users such as Lehigh Portland Cement rely on Maryland Midland to help safely and efficiently transport products to their final destination.

Air

Carroll County Regional Airport boasts a 5,100-foot runway that welcomes corporate jets. New corporate hangars and an on-site fuel farm provide amenities not available in many smaller air facilities. The Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Ronald Regan Washington Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport are located within driving distance and offer daily flights to virtually any domestic or foreign market.

Port

The nearby Port of Baltimore offers state-of-the-art transportation facilities for a variety of cargo and container ships. It is one of the largest ports in the United States and is the closest facility connecting the Eastern Seaboard to the Midwest.

Permitting

Carroll County strives to ensure a quick and efficient turnaround on business development site plans. The Department of Economic Development can designate an industrial site plan as a "priority review" project. This designation provides a seamless permitting process coordinating the efforts of review agencies.
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