The State of Maryland established the "Sustainable Communities" designation in order to strengthen reinvestment and revitalization in older communities. Being designated as a Sustainable Community entitles an area for a number of state incentive programs and benefits. These include the Community Legacy, Neighborhood Business Works, and Strategic Demolition and Smart Growth Impact Fund programs, for which Sustainability Community designation is a threshold requirement.
For more information on Sustainable Communities, visit the Maryland Department of Planning
or contact the Economic Development Corporation at 301-583-4650 and ask to speak with a Business Development Specialist.