Grow Your Business in Montgomery County, Maryland

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Find the licenses, permits and registrations you need to run a business in Montgomery County.
Read more about Licenses, Permits, & Registrations

Find financial support from the County and other organization to help your business start, grow, and thrive in Montgomery County.
Read more about Business Funding & Incentives

Learn about the laws and regulations that your business must adhere to for operating in Montgomery County.
Read more about Business Laws & Regulations

Find resources specifically for supporting small businesses and minority, woman, or veteran-owned businesses.
Read more about Resources for Small, Minority, Women, and Veteran-owned Businesses

Starting a business can be challenging. Being prepared and well-informed will help. Learn what it takes to move your idea from dream to reality and the requirements to launch your business in Montgomery County.
Read more about Starting a Business

Business is good, and you’re looking to expand, or maybe you’re looking to Montgomery County as the next location for your business. Discover the information and resources you need to grow your business and thrive.
Read more about Expanding or Moving Your Business


Are you a business conducting research in biotechnology, medicine, or life sciences in Montgomery County and thinking of applying for an SBIR/STTR award?  Have you recently received an SBIR/STTR Phase 1 or Phase 2 award for biotechnology, medical or life sciences research taking place in Montgomery County? If your answer is “yes” to either one of these questions, you may be eligible for non-dilutive funding through Montgomery County’s SBIR/STTR Matching Grant Program—the only County SBIR/STTR match program of its kind in the country!
Learn more and apply for a SBIR/STTR Matching Grant

Check out our team’s activities and efforts to help business start and grow in 2023! The dedicated team of staff at the Business Center ensure businesses successfully navigate the State and County processes and access the numerous resources through the County’s funding. The team also conducts door-to-door outreach to our business community, so Montgomery County can address challenges in real time We are looking forward to another successful year in 2024.
Read the 2023 Annual Report (PDF)

The Montgomery County Business Center team is part of the Office of the County Executive and is focused on helping businesses start and grow in Montgomery County, Maryland. Our website is filled with information on starting, growing, and managing a business in Montgomery County including comprehensive, step-by-step guides with links to helpful resources.

The Business Center team also manages certain funding programs, incubator facilities, and partnerships with other organizations providing resources to businesses in the County. To learn more, please review our website and our 2023 Annual Report (PDF). You are welcome to request a meeting with one of our Business Center team members if you need additional assistance.