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Strong Economic Base

Baltimore County grew from its agricultural origins. Because of a rapid and steady increase in population and commerce, due in large part to industries such as Martin’s airplane factories, new institutions were necessary to direct public affairs and economic development.

The Baltimore County Department of Economic Development was organized in order to create employment opportunities that benefit its citizens in the most comprehensive and long-term manner. The department addresses these goals by focusing on business retention, expansion and attraction, economic investment, workforce development, technology support and small business assistance.

The department is a comprehensive resource for all economic concerns and offers a rich database of information in the most prevalent sectors of Baltimore County business. The department also extends financial assistance, legislative support and real estate services.

The Economic Development Department represents the major contributors to Baltimore County’s economy and shares its resources for the sake of encouraging further progress in the area.

The new extension of MD Route 43, linking Essex with White Marsh, is a particularly desirable growth area that is projected to attract businesses that will employ up to 15,000 people.

This new Middle River Employment Center hopes to draw high technology, major-brand types of operations with a limitation on retail development in order to promote a major employment hub.

Major Employers

Martin State Airport
Eastpoint Mall
Lockheed Martin
Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
Middle River Aircraft Systems
Franklin Square Hospital Center
MedStar Health
Johns Hopkins Medicine
White Marsh Mall

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