Economic Development Commercial Corridor Program

The Economic Development Commercial Corridor Program (Program) was established in October 2016. The purpose of the Program is to support City businesses and serve as a means for business growth in the City of Laurel resulting in increased job opportunities, an expanded tax base and an improved quality of life.  The target areas for the Program are the following Revitalization Overlay Areas along US Route 1: RO-1- City Center, RO-2-Highway Corridor and RO-3-Route One Historic District and Gateway Approaches.


The Intent of the Program is to:

  1. Recruit new businesses to locate to the City of Laurel and assist in the expansion of existing businesses.
  2. Anticipate and address workforce development needs of the city’s business community.
  3. Provide advocacy for businesses undergoing development review and permitting.
  4. Provide incentives for redevelopment and revitalization along identified commercial properties.


Qualified Properties can receive the following Program Incentives:

  1. Reduced building permit fees for revitalization and new construction.
  2. Expatiated Site Plan Review.
  3. Real Property Tax Credit.
  4. Business Personal Property Tax Credit.






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Economic & Community Development

    The Department of Economic and Community Development maintains and oversees the built environment within the City of Laurel. The department is responsible for zoning compliance, subdivision and development review, historic preservation review, economic development, affordable housing, and implementation of the City’s Master Plan. These activities are intended to improve the life quality in the City. Department staff strive to provide these services in a timely and efficient manner while promoting high-quality development which is compliant with State of Maryland regulations and statutes.