the New New Hampshire Avenue


Facade Easements provide matching funding for your business to upgrade and rehabilitate signage, awnings, facades, doors and windows on your business exterior. This program was successful in the past and we're expecting to start another one soon. Stay tuned!


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

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.