Business Development

The Washington County Department of Business Development (DBD) is a county department providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Washington County, Maryland. The Department of Business Development interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county.

Through strategic planning and focused economic development goals, the rural character of the County has been maintained while priming concentrated industrial and business areas to offer a wide variety of utilities, amenities, collective industry growth opportunities and incentives to fuel a bright future.

If you’re a site consultant or considering expansion or relocation opportunities for your firm, you’ll find a wide range of site selection resources to help you evaluate Washington County as a location for your business. You’ll also find information on the excellent incentives and assistance we offer to new businesses. From available buildings and sites to demographics and economic data, this site is designed to meet your business expansion and site selection needs.


To provide new and existing businesses with exceptional customer-focused economic development services in order to create and sustain a positive, pro-business climate where businesses can grow and prosper, while increasing the overall economic health of our community; identifying Washington County as an outstanding place for citizens to live, work and play.


To create an atmosphere where ‘Positive Actions Change Everything’ through strengthening collaboration across County departments and community stakeholders in order to deliver measurable gains by creating and retaining jobs while preserving the culture and environment of the region.


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