Resources for Tackling the Economic Development Needs of the Next Century

Other State Plans

Areas of Critical State Concern

Certified Land Preservation Programs

The Certified Land Preservation Program is state and local partnership to create local land preservation programs and continually improve them.

Enterprise Zones

The Enterprise Zone program provides real property and state income tax credits for businesses located in a Maryland enterprise zone in return for job creation and investments.

Maryland Main Streets

Main Street Maryland is a comprehensive downtown revitalization program to strengthen the economic potential of Maryland’s traditional main streets and neighborhoods.

Opportunity Zones

The Opportunity Zone program is a nationwide initiative administered by the U.S. Treasury created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job’s Act. The program provides federal tax incentives for investment in distressed communities over the next 10 years. Areas designated as Opportunity Zones will be able to reap the benefits of capital gains to help redevelop underserved communities. Developed by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to facilitate Opportunity Zone investment, the Maryland Opportunity Zone Information Exchange is the first comprehensive, interactive resource of its kind in the nation.

RISE Zones

Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zone Program is a geographic area that has a strong connection with a qualified institution and is targeted for increased economic and community development.

Sustainable Communities (DHCD)

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development's Sustainable Communities Program is a place-based designation offering a comprehensive package of resources that support holistic strategies for community development, revitalization and sustainability. Led by the Department, Sustainable Communities has provided local governments with a framework for promoting environmentally, economically and socially responsible growth and development in existing older communities.

State Programs Provided to Local Jurisdictions

Other Resources

2019 MDOT Attainment Report

The 2019 Annual Attainment Report on Transportation System Performance interactive website highlights report results. The tabs along the top each represent one of the goals from the Maryland Transportation Plan.

Commuter Choice MD

Commuter Choice Maryland is the Maryland Department of Transportation's (MDOT) Travel Demand Management Program. This program enables MDOT to address key goals, objectives, and strategies that will maximize traveler choices, and deliver transportation solutions and services that can reduce congestion, conserve energy, protect the environment, facilitate economic opportunity, enhance the quality of life for everyone while saving you money and reducing stress.

Ecosystem Services

The benefits people gain from the environment can be collectively referred to as Ecosystem Services, which are commonly divided into four major categories: provisioning services (e.g. timber, firewood, food), regulating services (e.g. water purification, wildlife habitat), supporting services (e.g. nutrient cycling, soil formation) and cultural services (e.g. recreation, spiritual benefits.

GIS Connection

A storymap of Maryland Department of Transportation’s latest GIS news and updates

Maryland Broadband Cooperative Network Coverage Map

Maryland Broadband Cooperative’s (MDBC) coverage area map depicts service to rural Maryland by building an advanced, world-class broadband network across the rural communities of Eastern Shore, Southern, and Western Maryland supported by its Members who provide Last Mile service

Maryland Data Explorer

Get to know Maryland better with the easy-to-use Data Explorer. Compare information on education, the economy, taxes and quality of life on different locations within Maryland or with other states and metro areas.

Maryland Growth & Conservation Analysis Tool

The Growth and Conservation Overlay interactive map shows local and state targeted growth and conservation areas for coordinated planning, management and resource allocation. The purpose of these areas is to identify where and how local and state government, as well as the private sector, can work together to achieve common goals.

Maryland Mobility & Economy Dashboard

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration's (SHA) mobility related efforts are highlighted in this dashboard based on data from the Maryland State Highway Mobility Report.

Maryland TOD Page

The Maryland Departments of Planning and Transportation (MDP and MDOT) have created comprehensive online planning and implementation resources to support state and local TOD efforts. This website provides a springboard for local jurisdictions, planners, elected officials, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, real estate professionals and the general public who are interested in advancing TOD or TOD principles in their jurisdictions.

Maryland’s Freight Story

A storymap of MDOT's multimodal transportation system (highway, rail, water and airports) for goods movement.

Maryland's Workforce and Labor Market Data

Your source for Maryland's Workforce and Labor Market Data

Maryland's Zero Emission Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Council (ZEEVIC)

The ZEEVIC is charged with the development of policies, recommendations, and incentives that increase awareness of zero emission vehicles (ZEVs).

MD Archaeology Storymap

A storymap of MDOT’s studied archaeological sites for over the past 30 years.

MD Bikeways Interactive Map

The Bikeways Program provides grant support for a wide range of bicycle network development activities. This interactive map shows bikeway awards by year and category.

MD GIS Bike Project Site

A storymap of MDOT's GIS Bike Project.

MD GIS Data Catalog

MDOT's interactive maps are constructed to provide simple, focused access to information and tools for citizens to visualize and analyze MDOT data. We recommend exploring the interactive maps below for helping engage around specific goals and initiatives.

MDOT Dedications

An interactive map of the Maryland Transportation Commission’s dedication of transportation facilities in memory or honor of individuals or groups of significance to the state of Maryland.

MDOT Environmental Programs Interactive Map

A series of storymaps of MDOT's comprehensive systems approach to environmental stewardship.

MDOT Maps & Apps Gallery at MD iMAP

Easily search for the latest data and geospatial content from MDOT and the entire State of Maryland.

MDOT SHA Road Ready Dashboard

Road Ready is MDOT SHA's comprehensive electronic construction brochure to major road construction projects across the State of Maryland on State maintained roadways.

MDP Priority Funding Area Map

Priority Funding Areas are existing communities and places where local governments want State investment to support future growth.

MTA Transit Maps

Maryland Transit Systems Maps.

Reducing Maryland’s Vulnerability to Climate Change Phase II: Building societal, economic, and ecological resilience

Maryland’s Climate Action Plan includes two climate change adaptation strategies that are currently being used to guide state-level adaptation planning efforts. The second strategy (Phase II) addresses changes in precipitation patterns and increased temperature, and the likely impacts to human health, agriculture, forest and terrestrial ecosystems, bay and aquatic environments, water resources, and population growth and infrastructure.

Transfer of Development Rights Programs

Maryland Department of Planning provides outreach, education, technical assistance and analysis support to local governments on Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) programs.

Transit Station Area Profile Tool

The Transit Station Area Profile Tool provides users with station area demographics, employment and housing sales data, transit use and land use and development projects.

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) in Maryland

A Storymap of Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Maryland.

Transportation Alternatives Program Interactive Map

An interactive map of Maryland’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) projects, which is a reimbursable federal aid funding program for transportation-related community projects that strengthen the intermodal transportation system.

Workforce Dashboard

The Department of Labor’s Workforce Dashboard is an interactive tool designed to visualize data and patterns related to the supply and demand of Maryland's workforce, education and training opportunities in the state.