Carroll County plans for and invests in strategic commercial, industrial, and residential growth with road improvements, new industrial park development, Carroll County Regional Airport runway extension, and continued expansion of the Carroll Broadband fiber optic network.  (click to expand details)


Carroll Broadband, an Enterprise Fund, maintains and operates 112 linear miles of an “open-access” fiber optic network throughout the county.  Private Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) lease dark fiber from Carroll Broadband to serve business and residential customers.

Today, residents and businesses connect to the internet via Xfinity, satellite services, Verizon, Towerstream, Quantum Internet & Telephone, various cell phone service hot spot options, and Ting in the City of Westminster.


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.

Locally, Carroll Transit System offers an On-Demand service and TrailBlazer fixed routes in several communities.


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.


Maryland Midland Railway is a 70-mile short line railroad that interchanges with CSX Transportation. Owned by Genesee & Wyoming Inc., the railroad transports commodities such as brick, cement and forest products. The railroad is an industry leader in safety and customer responsiveness.


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.


The Port of Baltimore is a state-of-the art transportation facility. With a 50-foot deep berth, a 50-foot deep channel and four new Super Post-Panamax cranes, the Port is equipped to handle the world’s largest ships. The Port is the closest facility connecting the Eastern Seaboard to the Midwest.

The Port has been named the most efficient container port in the U.S. by the Journal of
Commerce. During the first quarter of 2016, the Port of Baltimore’s public marine terminals handled a record 2.4 million tons of cargo. Baltimore is ranked as the top port among all U.S. ports for handling autos and light trucks, farm and construction machinery, imported gypsum, imported sugar, and imported aluminum.


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.