About Carroll County

The core mission of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is to promote a sound economic environment in which our business community can prosper. This work goes hand-in-hand with the business of attracting and nurturing new business.

Carroll County actively and aggressively seeks new opportunities for industrial development projects. The Carroll County Department of Economic Development works in partnership with the Maryland Department of Economic Development to attract new business to the County as well as encourage expansion of resident industry. More than 3,800 national and international businesses reside in the County. Economic development continues to be a number one priority for Carroll County proven by the Board of County Commissioner’s commitment to rezone new industrial land and by their using resident industry visits as a major retention tool.

Strengths include:

  • Workforce
  • Positive Business Climate
  • Quality of Life
  • Location
  • Transportation & Access
  • Telecommunications

Whether your business is new and needs a place to being or growing and needs room to expand, the Carroll County Department of Economic Development will help.

Services available include:

  • Workforce training and development
  • Site and facility tours
  • Financing
  • Labor recruitment
  • Research
  • Business Advocacy
  • Regulatory agency assistance
  • Customized proposals
  • Government Liaison

The Department of Economic Development’s Business & Employment Resource Center (BERC) is Carroll County’s one-stop shop for workforce development. Business services include:

  • Employee recruitment and training
  • Job description development
  • Labor market information and trend analysis
  • Training needs analysis
  • Applicant assessment and reference checking
  • On-the-job training and training grants

Carroll County Chamber of Commerce Relocation Packet FREE for new residents and employees. Contents: Quality of Life Guide, Carroll County Map, Carroll County Tourism Calendar. Bulk orders (2 or more) of the Carroll County Map or Quality of Life Guide are available at the office.

Carroll County Links

Carroll County Government

Carroll County Department of Economic Development

Business and Employment Resource Center

Carroll County Tourism

City of Westminster

Town of Manchester

Town of Sykesville

Town of New Windsor

Town of Mount Airy

Town of Union Bridge

City of Taneytown

Town of Hampstead


Carroll County Commissioners

District 1: Joseph Vigliotti

District 2: Kenneth Kiler

District 3: Tom Gordon III

District 4: Michael Guerin

District: 5: Ed Rothstein

The Commissioners can be reached by phone at 410-386-2043

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