Business Assistance

Whether you're opening a business for the first time in St. Mary’s County or you already have a company here. St. Mary’s County invests in local business through the Economic Development Department with on-going expansion and retention support services for all types of companies.

The DED business development staff is here to help you meet your business needs by providing you assistance with:

• Business Start-up & Development
• Site Selection
• Understanding local permit and licensing requirements
• Business Networking
• Identify and connect to resources
• Marketing
• Workforce Development
• Demographics and Statistics
• Partnerships

Agriculture and Seafood
Agriculture, Seafood and Forestry Minutes
Business Assistance
Business Development
Business Financing
Business Resources
Commercial Buildings & Sites
Contact Us
DED-News Current
Doing Business
Doing Business with SMC
Facts & Figures
Farmers Market
Major Employers
Maryland Environmental Trust
Maryland Historical Trust
Maryland Workforce Exchange
Maryland's Best
National Oyster Cook–Off
Permits & Licensing
Professional Training
Relocation Guide
Rural Legacy
Southern Maryland Association of Realtors
Southern Maryland, So Good
St. Mary’s County Tourism Division
St. Mary’s County Visitor Information
Strategic Plan to Build an Innovation Driven Economy
Tax Credit Program
Technology Handbook
Tourism & Hospitality Master Plan
Where are we
DED Home