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Washington County is known for our pro-business climate.

Washington County is known for our pro-business climate. With incentives and financing programs from a variety of sources, we are ready to help businesses open, expand or relocate in one of our great communities. We strive to fully understand your business needs. Then we work with partners to develop custom programs that help you accomplish your goals.

Click here for a packet of information regarding Washington County’s Incentive Programs.

This program provides up to a fifteen (15) year tax credit on the County portion of real estate taxes for qualified businesses that either expand or locate and increase employment in Washington County.

Ordinance:  ORD-2016-10

This program provides a six (6) year tax credit for qualified businesses that either expand or relocate in Washington County. The credit applies to Washington County’s real property tax on real property owned or leased by the business and on personal property owned by that business.

New Jobs Tax Credit Program

This program provides qualifying businesses with State income tax credits and local real property tax credits in return for job creation and capital investments made in the designated Enterprise Zones.

Enterprise Zones

A commercial property stimulus program that offers a qualified project a three (3) year tax credit against the County real property tax on four-tenths of one percent (0.004) of construction costs of the new improvement on the approved parcel.

Pad-Ready Site Policy

This newly-established program will allow investors to receive substantial  federal tax incentives over the next ten (10) years by investing their capital gains into Opportunity Zones.

Opportunity Zone Story
Opportunity Zone Map

Three (3) year tax credit program for the construction of new or renovated space that achieve LEED Platinum, Gold or Silver Certification.

High Performance Commercial Building Tax incentive

AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, DIRECTV and Antietam Cable Television have Points of Presence within the county. Washington County is well served and several options are available for broadband services. Resources to help your household find the right internet service plan include InternetProviders.com. Cellular telephone services are available through private local and regional vendors.