Carroll County Poised To Attract And Retain Businesses

Carroll County Commissioners met with the local Chamber of Commerce recently to discuss the county’s business climate and efforts to attract and retain businesses in the area.  As reported by the Carroll County Times,

Carroll County is poised to offer space and support for new businesses wanting to locate to the area, according to the county board of commissioners.

…The commissioners said Carroll is in a great position to bring in new businesses and nurture established ones.

A former limitation has been the amount of space available for businesses to locate and expand.  However, according to Carroll County Commissioner Doug Howard, this issue has been addressed.

For the first time since 2005, Howard said, the county’s opportunities to bring in new businesses are in line with the amount of space it has to support them. “Carroll’s opportunities and inventory never really lined up before, until right now,” Howard said.

In the past couple years, a number of businesses have moved or expanded their facilities in Carroll. Fuchs North America, a spice company, is building a new facility in Hampstead; Carlisle Etc. LLC, a women’s clothing company, purchased a building in Westminster; and the firm Black Oak Associates is redeveloping the former Carrolltown Center space in Eldersburg.