RESOURCES

FSC First is dedicated to being a vessel in the county to assist in small business creation and expansion. Are you interested in exploring more financing options on local, state, and federal levels? Allow us to connect you with our partners.

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COVID-19 RELIEF

Prince George’s County Bolsters Relief Fund

County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and the County Council authorized the use of $20 Million from the County’s federal CARES Act allocation to support Prince George’s County businesses that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The new deadline for applications to the COVID-19 Business Recovery Initiative is 11:59pm on Friday, May 29, 2020. All applications are considered on a first in first out basis.

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LOCAL RESOURCES

Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

The EDC will assist you in identifying potential sites for your business expansion or relocation. Visit them to access various state and county financing, and workforce programs to help you succeed. EDC will also connect you to several business incentive programs provided by county, state and federal agencies.

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Prince George’s County Office of Central Services

The Office of Central Services provides goods and services to internal and external customers. Visit this office to apply for licensing for your business or rental, taxi licensing, and animal licenses.

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Prince George’s County Supplier Development and Supplier Diversity

SDDD is an advocate for local, small, disadvantaged, minority and veteran-owned businesses who seek to conduct business within the county. The office provides education and training opportunities to ensure businesses have the competency and capacity to meet the demands of procurement and strategic partnership opportunities.

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Bowie Business Innovation Center (BIC)

Are you seeking customized dedicated coworking space, business support and on-site professional counseling to help you with your business development needs? The BIC provides a collaborative workspace for technology companies and government contractors in Prince George’s County.

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Office of the County Executive

The County Executive is the chief executive officer of Prince George’s County Government and is the highest ranking elected official in the county. As the leader of the executive branch of government, the County Executive is responsible for the operation of all governmental departments and agencies. 

The County Executive also implements and enforces the laws of Prince George’s County and provides executive direction to the government. The County Executive is responsible for over 30 departments and agencies such as libraries, public works, transportation and police that are charged with delivering services to county residents.

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Prince George’s County Council

All legislative powers of Prince George’s County, Maryland are vested in the Prince George’s County Council. Visit the County Council to obtain information on zoning matters and land use policy.

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Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement (DPIE)

The Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement is responsible for coordinating and enforcing standards that control what occurs before, during and after construction. Staff from nine (9) agencies work cooperatively on permit processing, business licensing, plan review, inspections and enforcement. DPIE comprises the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement. Employees from the county, bi-county and state agencies have co-located to the Department of Permitting, Inspections, and Enforcement in an effort to streamline the department’s processes.

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Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce

Connect with the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce to stay abreast of the information and resources to help you advance your business. The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce has dedicated itself to fostering a sound and progressive business climate for the county by advocating in Upper Marlboro and Annapolis as well as assuming a leadership position in identifying and resolving procurement issues and other matters that concern small business.

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STATE RESOURCES

Maryland Department of Commerce

Are you a new or existing business looking for help to retain workers or expand, or branch out internationally? Are you considering Maryland for your next location? The Maryland Department of Commerce is here to help. As the state’s primary economic development agency, we stimulate private investment and create jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.

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Maryland Business Women’s Center (MWBC)

A go-to source for women business owners in Maryland. The organization works with women entrepreneurs to start, sustain, and grow their businesses through educational workshops, individual counseling, facilitated peer group support, special resources, business tools, and access to capital.

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Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

If you are an aspiring entrepreneur or an existing business owner in Maryland, the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers free individualized consulting from start-up to established businesses. We also offer comprehensive training programs from those just thinking about starting a business to executive training with most classes at low, to no cost. The Maryland SBDC Network provides Maryland small business owners with access to trusted business advisors who have experience in starting and growing businesses, and more.

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Maryland Department of Transportation MBE Certified

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is the hub for the MDOT State Highway Administration, MDOT Maryland Transit Administration, MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration, MDOT Maryland Port Administration, MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority. This unique approach provides the state’s leadership with the ability to develop a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation.

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FEDERAL RESOURCES

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Are you starting a business, or interested in learning about small business opportunities? The SBA provides an array of financing for small businesses from the smallest needs in microlending to substantial debt and equity investment capital. The SBA provides free counseling and low-cost training to new entrepreneurs and established small businesses in over 1,800 locations.

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