Assisting and cultivating minority and woman-owned businesses in Anne Arundel County is an important priority for AAEDC.
Anne Arundel County is ranked 3rd in Maryland for woman-owned businesses with paid employees. Woman-owned businesses in Anne Arundel County generated nearly $1.5 billion in sales and receipts for 2002 representing 31.3% of all business, according to the Survey of Business Owners released by the U.S. Census Bureau. To be placed in the Anne Arundel County Directory of Minority-owned businesses, please see the Minority Business Enterprise Program
on the Anne Arundel County website.
When starting a business, there are some additional resources to help Minority and Woman Owned Businesses get started. For Minority Owned businesses
, you can access information on: how to register your business; the State of Maryland's Minority Business enterprise program; and state and local links for more resources. For Woman-Owned Businesses
, you can find information about: the United States Small Business Administration; government, research and general information links; procurement/purchasing certification; publications; research/statistics; and women's business organizations.