The Economic Development and Land Use Study (Study) helped kick off the county’s Master Plan (or Comprehensive Plan) update. This Study was 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 was 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 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 Master Plan.

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


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