Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development
Choose Maryland is the Web site for the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development. Here you will find information about Maryland’s outstanding business climate, as well as programs available to both small and large companies to ensure their success. It also includes information on financing, workforce training, exporting, trade and small and minority business assistance.
The Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs (GOMA) connects small, minority- and women-owned businesses to State contracting and procurement opportunities through the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and Small Business Reserve (SBR) programs while working with State agencies to implement and monitor these programs in accordance with applicable policies, laws and regulations.
Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) is a program of the non-profit Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI). The MWBC helps women and men throughout our community start and grow successful women-owned enterprises positioned for long-term growth through training, resources, access to funding and individual assistance.
Maryland Small Business Development Center Network
The Maryland Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) is dedicated to helping you establish and expand your business. We accomplish this by providing a variety of management and technical assistance programs designed to help you, the aspiring and existing small business owner.
Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
TEDCO’s Role is to be Maryland’s leading source of funding for technology transfer and development programs and entrepreneurial business assistance.
Prince George’s Financial Services Corporation
FSC First is a non-traditional lender and certified development corporation that provides creative, flexible and innovative business financing solutions. FSC First is certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide long-term loans to small and minority-owned business for the purpose of construction, conversion, or expansion; including the acquisition of land, existing buildings, leasehold improvements and working capital.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.
Maryland Department of Transportation – MBE Program
The Maryland Department of Transportation, Office of Minority Business Enterprise has two primary functions: Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification for the State of Maryland and the administration and coordination of the MBE and DBE Programs within the MDOT administrations.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural by providing financial programs to support essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. Rural Development promotes economic development by providing loans to businesses through banks and community-managed lending pools, while also assisting communities to participate in community empowerment programs.