BGE Energizing Small Business Grant now open

About Us

Whether your business is new or expanding or you need assistance, the Carroll County Department of Economic Development will help. We are a results-oriented team, committed to matching your business needs with the best possible location and creative programs that give you a competitive edge. Carroll County, Maryland boasts concentrations of highly educated productive workers, an emerging technology sector and a solid manufacturing tradition that blends with our rural heritage. We are a growing community that has, over the past years, produced thousands of new jobs in a dynamic and diverse economy.

Governor Hogan Announces End to COVID-19 State of Emergency...
COVID19 Maryland Business Updates

BERC Summer Youth Employment Program Seeking Business Partners

MacKenzie Completes Carroll County Sales totaling $1.98 Million...

SBA announces upcoming webinars for grants & services related to COVID19.

The food service industry is among the hardest-hit during the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn. SBA Announces Restaurant Revitalization Fund Application & Guidelines

๐™ˆ๐™–๐™ง๐™ฎ๐™ก๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ž๐™š๐™› ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ฉ 2021 - ๐˜พ๐™–๐™ง๐™ง๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก ๐™๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ช๐™ง๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™จ - Draft criteria now available. Program opens Tuesday, April 20th at Noon (ends Friday April 30th at 4pm). Plus updates to other programs.

Carroll County Accepts Maryland Relief Act of 2021 and Maryland Recovery Now Grant Funding

MD Dept. of Commerce Grant Program Reminder - COVID19 Maryland Business Updates

Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Account COVID-19 RELIEF Program:
COVID19 Maryland Business Updates

Maryland Department of Commerce will accept applications starting today at 9 am EST. Funding is extremely limited and may ultimately result in approval on a first-come, first-served basis. COVID19 Maryland Business Updates

COVID19 Maryland Business Updates: Comptroller Franchot Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 15, 2021

310 Tempering Establishes New Manufacturing Facility in Westminster CarrollEconDev photo

Summary of Gov. Hogan's press conference. COVID19 Maryland Business Updates

Hogan Press Conference, Internet "Speed Survey", Small Business Roundtable and more...

Changes in the PPP Program to Prioritize Smallest of Small Businesses....COVID19 updates from the Maryland Dept. of Commerce

Governor Hogan Press Conference Today: Governor Hogan will provide a COVID-19 update at 2:30pm.

Did you know that the state offers grants of up to $5,000 to Maryland companies looking to market internationally?
ExportMD, an ongoing program, is offered through the Maryland Department of Commerce. Learn More...

February 16, 2021 - COVID19 updates from the Maryland Dept. of Commerce

Governor Hogan will hold a press conference today at 2:00 pm to provide an update on vaccine distribution.

BGE Energizing Small Business Grant Applications open January 20th

Carroll County Restaurant Relief II to open January 11th

January 5, 2021 - COVID19 updates from the Maryland Dept. of Commerce

January 4, 2021...COVID19 updates from the Maryland Dept. of Commerce

Important changes to the PPP, EIDL and Employee Retention Tax Credit...

Summary of the $900 billion federal pandemic relief package passed last night: COVID19 updates from the Maryland Dept. of Commerce

Noble Life Sciences announces collaboration with George Mason University

BGE Providing $15 Million to Assist Small Businesses with COVID-19 Challenges

Governor Hogan announces new travel orders and $180 million in new economic relief....

I'll provide a #COVID19 update to Marylanders today at 5 p.m. Watch live here on Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube: CarrollEconDev photo


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