Maryland Launches Online Business Tool

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The State of Maryland has recently launched a website for purposes of generating economic growth in the State.  The site is designed to provide information about available financial incentives and increase governmental transparency of the state’s business development offices.  The “Finance Tracker” site allows users to view current recipients of Maryland business loans which includes name of business, loan amount, type of loan, number of promised jobs, location of business, and more.

 The Finance Tracker is just one of the available links on the State’s “Choose Maryland”  site.  The site is designed to help business owners in a variety of ways including information about how to start a business in Maryland.  It includes such topics as business plans, counseling and advice, choosing a location, and selecting a business name; business resources such as access to capital, tax credit programs such as the job creation tax credit, enterprise zone tax credit, and research and development tax credit; and moving your business to Maryland including site selection, and more.

Maryland’s site also consists of an interactive map “MDbizMap” which provides searchable categories such as top employers, job incentive zones, demographics, taxes, education, transportation, and public services. The top businesses category includes fastest growing companies, bioscience employers, and military employers. The job incentive zone includes foreign trade zones, research parks, and others. The other search categories also provide various layers which can be displayed.

Whether you’re an existing business or someone looking to start a business, this site provides valuable information about financial incentives for creating jobs, locations for opening new facilities, and steps involved in launching or maintaining a successful business.

In addition to Maryland’s online business tool, Oregon has established the “Oregon Advantage” website operated by the State’s business development agency, Business Oregon.

The site is designed to encourage economic development in Oregon. It provides a link to financial incentive programs, business support resources, how to start a business, and more including an interactive map “Expand in Oregon” which provides searches of available buildings and sites, for sale or lease, by city or county. Oregon’s philosophy for the site is to assist existing businesses, and to encourage new businesses to move to Oregon.

Maryland and Oregon are just two of the states with resources for new and existing businesses. Using our “Business License Records Resources” page, you can look for other business incentive programs or business license links by state, county and city. Our “Free Public Records Search Directory” offers other types of public records by state, county and city which may assist you in your business related search including property records, deed records, laws, permits, GIS maps, and more.

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