Harford County

Harford County is part of the Baltimore metropolitan area located on I-95 in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic. This strategic location offers proximity to premier research institutions such as the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground's (APG) five Centers of Excellence and 3D/Prototyping with Federal labs in NE Maryland.

Harford's 5,600 businesses employ 66,200; over 100 businesses employ 100 or more. Its largest employer, APG, is a technology resource for the region, anchoring the northern end of the CyberMaryland corridor. Growth at APG has added over 110 defense contractor firms transforming Harford into a national research and development center. County growth includes expansions at BSC America, Exelon, Frito-Lay, Independent Can, J.M. Smucker, and Smiths Detection and new companies including Gordon Food Services, Altus Engineering and BITS, resulting in over $225 million in investment and 550 new jobs.

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Aberdeen Enterprise Zone

Greater Aberdeen/Havre de Grace:

  • Designated June, 2006
  • 8,900+acre zone
  • Properties situated along U.S. 40 and within municipalities of Aberdeen and Havre de Grace
    • South to Belcamp and Perryman
    • West to HEAT Center
    • East to include portions of Aberdeen Proving Ground
  • Business parks located within the zone - Water's Edge Corporate Campus
    • The HEAT Center
    • Chesapeake Industrial Park
    • Cranberry Run Business Park - Hardee's Industrial Park
    • Hickory Ridge Industrial Park - Rock Glenn Business Park
    • Harford Gateway
    • Advantage Business Center - Perryman Industrial Park
    • Enterprise Business Park
    • 40 East Industrial Park
    • Aberdeen Industrial Center - North Gate Business Park


Business must be located within the zone and meet minimum requirements for job creation or for capital investment, including, but not limited to, specified design standards.


  • $75,000 (if business has 10 or less employees)
  • $125,000 (if business has 11 or more employees)


  • 2 new jobs* (if business has 10 or less employees)
  • 5 new jobs* (if business has 11 or more employees)

* Working 35 hours per week or more, hourly pay must be 150% of minimum wage; half of work time must be within Enterprise Zone

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