Maryland Department of Commerce

Here to Support Maryland's Business Community

Are you a new or existing business looking for help to retain workers or expand, or branch out internationally? Are you considering Maryland for your next location? The Maryland Department of Commerce is here to help.

As the state's primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department also promotes the state's many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism.

Services to Help You Succeed

  • Building and site location assistance
  • Finance programs, tax credits and job training grants
  • Business advocacy and consulting
  • Technology transfer
  • Foreign direct investment
  • Export consulting and marketing
  • Tradeshow and conference partnership


Why Maryland?

Location, transportation, education, innovation—a strong foundation for your business.

  • Positioned to Succeed - Maryland’s central East Coast position connects you easily to major U.S. cities and markets—and to the rest of the world.
  • Connected to It All - Building on Maryland’s strategic location, our robust transportation network gives you easy access by water, rail, road and air. That comes in handy when your business goes global.
  • Hire Smart - Businesses across the state count on Maryland’s excellent schools to generate workers who excel. Nearly 40 percent of Marylanders hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, ranking third in the nation.
  • Credits, Incentives and More - Whether your business is a startup or an industry leader, you’ll appreciate Maryland’s array of funding programs, investment incentives, and tax credits—along with the kind of robust economic activity in which all businesses thrive.

For more information about Maryland Department of Commerce and how we can help you, visit our website.


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