We Care About our Business Community

With a dense urban population, a diverse mix of single and multi-family residential neighborhoods, up to 80,000 cars driving by daily, the New Ave offers a local and regional consumer base that supports a thriving business community.

Whether you are looking to establish a business, or want to expand your opportunities, the links below are a helpful starting point. Have questions about business on the New Ave? Contact the City of Takoma Park Planning Division at 301-891-7119 or at planning@takomaparkmd.gov.


Local Business Resources

Takoma/Langley Crossroads Development Authority - Commercial Management District in Takoma Park at New Hampshire Avenue and University Boulevard.

Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Provides free consulting services and training to current and prospective small business owners.

Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) - Checklist for starting a new business in Maryland.

Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) - Provides small business with access to a range of financing opportunities.

Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) - Provides aspiring and established entrepreneurs with the skills and tools necessary to run and strengthen a small business.

ECDC Enterprise Development Group - Provides small business loans, business training and technical assistance and other services.

Maryland Women’s Business Center - Helps women and men start and grow successful women-owned enterprises positioned for long-term growth.

Montgomery County Economic Development Department

Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation


Business Data

New Ave Market Profile - The City of Takoma Park gathered selected New Ave-specific data in a Market Profile, including 2010 US Census data, the 2009 City's business survey and the US Census Office American Community Survey 2005-2009. 


Greening Your Business

Montgomery County Green Business Certification Program - Green your business operations, reduce your ecological footprint and help build a sustainable future through the Green Business Certification Program.

Montgomery County Commuter Services - Beat traffic, save time, and reduce expenses while being kind to the environment with tips from Montgomery County's Commuter Services, for both employers and employees.