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A Commerce Zone is a designated location where businesses that locate in the pre-determined zone can receive a real property tax credit. Real property tax credits are a common economic development tool used by jurisdictions across the nation. Commerce Zones also allow the county to direct development to appropriately zoned locations. In Calvert County, Patuxent Business Park is a designated Commerce Zone.
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Calvert County Government is now using eMaryland Marketplace, the State of Maryland bidding website, to bring you more efficient and effective bidding and procurement opportunities. The Purchasing Office is located in the County Services Plaza, 150 Main Street, Suite 105, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678. Please contact 410-535-1600 x2288. eMaryland Marketplace
The Board of License Commissioners, also known as the Liquor Board, provides information on how to apply, related documents and a meeting schedule.
The Department of Economic Development provides several services to support the local business community. Some include online business resources, marketing assistance, an ombudsman program and training and workshops. Call 410-535-4583 for full details. The department also works with several resource partners, such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), to provide additional programs. An SBDC business counselor is co-located with our office and provides free, confidential, one-on-one business counseling. To arrange an appointment, call 410-535-4583.
The county publishes several electronic newsletters available via email.
The department administers the Calvert County Economic Development Loan Fund, an alternative funding source for Calvert County businesses. Information on other funding sources can be obtained from the Small Business Development Center. To talk with a local business counselor, call 410-535-4583 or visit www.sbdchelp.com.
The county maintains a list of its major employers.
The Ecalvert.com economic development website has a host of information about the county, including demographics, economic facts and more.
On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, the Department of Economic Development offers an array of services to the business community. Presently, the county has a variety of incentives for new and expanding business. They include business counseling services, online business resource guides, free online employment classifieds for local businesses, fast-track permitting, financing assistance, the Calvert County Incentive Fund, the Calvert County Economic Development Loan Fund, real property tax credits, a free online commercial real estate tool for local realtors – CalvertProspector.com – and tailored training programs. Additionally, new initiatives to attract business such as zoning changes to the Prince Frederick Town Center and updates to the Calvert County Incentive Fund are examples of attractive selling points for businesses looking to locate in Calvert County.