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Supporting Main Street Businesses

Although much of the physical damage from the floods has been repaired, business owners on Main Street continue to feel the economic impacts of the flood. To be successful, business owners need additional assistance with building their business and accessing resources.


To assist Main Street businesses, County Executive Ball has directed the county’s Economic Development Authority to deploy an ombudsman for Historic Ellicott City. This individual will work closely with the Ellicott City Partnership to promote events and marketing, act as a business counselor for merchants to improve business practices, and will connect businesses with available resources at the local, state, and federal level.

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