To stay competitive and successful, an existing business faces a multitude of challenges such as financing, expanding your customer base, and employee recruitment and training. State and local programs are available to assist businesses. For more information, see:
The Washington County Department of Business Development can assist local businesses with expansion of their existing sites and relocation to other sites in Washington County. An added benefit is the Washington County Department of Business Development staff serves as a liaison to other County departments to help expedite projects. Please access our GIS-enabled, online searchable property database to see the most recent available commercial properties in Washington County. For additional assistance, contact the Department of Business Development to speak to a representative at 240-313-2280 or email@example.com.
Refer to the Washington County Department of Business Development’s Featured Resources page to access local economic data in a summarized form and annual report figures and activities. In addition, a multitude of information about businesses in Washington County, organized by NAICS codes, is found in the Business & Industry Directory.
Both the Washington County Department of Business Development and Board of County Commissioners are available to meet with local businesses to discuss economic development areas of opportunity. To request a visit, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-313-2280.
The Washington County Department of Business Development would love to help promote local businesses through inclusion in many marketing distribution networks such as newsletters, media releases, and social networking tools such as the Washington County Department of Business Development Blog, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts. Please contact Department of Business Development to submit news and information at email@example.com or 240-313-2280.
The most up-to-date information on events can be found on the Washington County Department of Business Development's Facebook page.
The Washington County Department of Business Development works with many partners to hold annual special events for the local business community. This includes the Economic Summit held each fall featuring Economist and Sage Policy, Inc. President and CEO, Anirban Basu, who highlights trends in the national, regional, and local economy.
The Celebration of Business, an annual business appreciation event funded through private sponsorships, honors local businesses in Washington County for their years of service and dedication to the area. Businesses celebrating milestone anniversaries are recognized during a special ceremony which includes receiving signed Proclamations from the Washington County Board of County Commissioners.