Department of Community & Economic Development

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Advancing the Economy, Image & Quality of Life

The City of Hagerstown Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) works in collaboration with our residents, businesses, investors and visitors to advance the economy, image and quality of life in Hagerstown.

We serve our community in three areas:

  • Economic Development to support business growth;
  • Special Events and Festivals to celebrate community pride; and
  • Community Development to grow strong neighborhoods.

Who We Help

  • Businesses
  • Investors/Developers/Site Consultants
  • Residents, Home Buyers and Home Owners
  • Visitors
Key Projects
  • The 10-Year Community's City Center Plan
  • The Downtown Urban Improvement Project
  • Gigabit City
  • Visitors
Key Programs
  • Main Street Hagerstown
  • BuroBox Entrepreneurship Resource Center
  • Neighborhoods 1st Program
  • Historic City Farmers' Market
  • Downtown Events
  • Engine Room Art Space & NOPO Lofts
Key Services
  • Incentives for Businesses
  • Incentives for Homeowners
  • Business Grand Openings and Anniversary Celebrations

Click here for a packet of information of
Programs and Services of the Department of Community and Economic Development

Contact Us!
Our team welcomes getting to know you and answering any questions you may have.  Please visit our Staff Directory.