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Guide to Expanding or Moving Your Business to Montgomery County

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Are you looking to expand or move your Business to Montgomery County? We are happy you are considering Montgomery County, Maryland – a great place to live, work, and play! Choose Montgomery!

On this page you will find 5 items that will guide you as you expand or move your business to Montgomery County. Each item includes links to information you will need as you expand or move your business here.

Our Small Business Navigator and Business Liaisons are ready to meet with you and support you on any of the items on this list. They can also refer you to additional resources, connect you with County-funded business support organizations that provide no-cost business consulting services, and are available to you throughout the journey of expanding or moving your business. 

  • Find a location in Montgomery County to expand or move your business to.

    The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) has a helpful guide and tool to help you do an initial search of publicly available locations. In addition, the cities of Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Takoma Park have unique considerations and they have experts who can speak with you about specific locations, planning considerations, transit options, and other resources to help you as you make this important decision:

    Once you’ve made your decision to expand in or move to Montgomery County, these organizations can also provide guidance and assist to your business.

  • Find incubator space in Montgomery County

    Learn more about incubator space and innovation programs in Montgomery County.

  • Find and train employees

    We know your employees are among your company’s biggest assets. WorkSource Montgomery is Montgomery County’s leading workforce agency with a dual mission of assisting employers and jobseekers. Whether your business is high-tech or low-tech, they will help you with your employee search and can speak with you about special programs like the Maryland Apprenticeship and other resources like Bio Hublink that might support your specific industry.

    WorkSource Montgomery, Montgomery College and the Universities at Shady Grove can help with employee training and professional development needs.

  • Identify funding & incentives available to you

    When you sign your first office lease in Montgomery County or plan a significant capital investment and growth in your employee count as part of your expansion or move to the County, certain financial incentives may be available to you, depending on the location you are considering. Go to our Business Funding & Incentives page for more information.

  • Obtain licenses, permits, and registrations

    Whether you are already doing business in Montgomery County and seeking to expand or if you are moving your business to the County, you will find our list of County licenses, permits, and registrations here .

    If you are new to Maryland, you must register and qualify with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation. Nearly all charter and personal property filings can be made online through the Maryland Business Express' Registrations and Filings Portal. Go there to register your business, order business documents, and file annual reports and personal property tax returns.

  • Identify other resources that could help you grow your business

    Go to our Business Resources to find additional resources to help your business grow.