Department of Community and Economic Development

Learn how the City is building strong neighborhoods, supporting business growth, and celebrating community pride through special events and festivals.

Programs & Services


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

This packet includes information on the following programs.  Each program page provides summary information with links to full program guidelines and application forms.  Complete program guidelines apply, and programs are subject to funding availability. 

Incentive Programs

  • Enterprise Zone
  • Partners in Economic Progress (PEP) Program
  • Hagerstown Revolving Loan Program   
  • Arts & Entertainment District
  • Spring Sprouts Grant Program
  • Coach & Carriage Light Grant Program
  • Retail and Restaurant Incentive Program

Residential & Neighborhood Incentive Programs

  • City Center Residency Initiative – Rental & Down Payment/Rehab
  • City Wide Down Payment and Rehabilitation Program
  • Homeownership Program


  • Grand Opening Ceremonies and Business Anniversary Celebrations
  • Zoning Certificate and Business License
  • Competitive Negotiated Sale (CNS) of City-Owned Property


  • Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Contact Information 
  • Map – City Center Initiative Zones & Main Street Area   
    • The full CC-MU Zoning area is an Enterprise Zone
  • Map – the Enterprise Zone
  • Map – City Center Residency Initiative


    Additional Programs

  • 1 Gigabit Downtown Program – Click here for details

Contact Us!

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