The Economic Development and Land Use Study (Study) officially kicks off the first leg of the county’s 2025 General Development Plan (or Comprehensive Plan). This Study is necessary for the county to receive an up-to-date evaluation of the county’s current economic standing in the region as well as an understanding of how the county is positioned to grow and prosper while competing with other jurisdictions in the regional market.

The Study is necessary for the county to identify where economic development may be best suited by analyzing the county's current infrastructure, land uses, zoning patterns and economic opportunities. The resulting information from this study will provide baseline information that will be used to draft land use and economic development recommendations during the overall drafting of the upcoming General Development Plan.

For more information available on the Study, please contact the Carroll County Department of Planning at (410) 386-5145 or at

EDLU Timeline April