economic development

November 19, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

FOX5 to Receive County Grant for Moving North One Metro Stop

FOX5, Fox Television’s locally owned and operated affiliate, is in line to receive $1.5 million from the state and county for its move to a Bethesda high-rise. The station — at 5151 Wisconsin Avenue, NW since 1966 — is moving its 178 employees into the renovated 7272 Wisconsin Ave. location, essentially moving one Metro stop, […]

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November 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Council, Elrich Unveil New Economic Development Plan for County

The Montgomery County Council is expected to pass an economic development platform next week that calls on council committees to develop specific plans. “The reality is that for too long we have not had a coherent a particularly strong strategic plan, a vision, a platform that could take note and leverage them to continue to […]

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October 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Financial Technology Company Comes Home to Silver Spring

A financial technology company — founded by Montgomery Blair High School graduates — has relocated its corporate headquarters from the San Francisco Bay area to downtown Silver Spring. Truebill Inc. helps consumers optimize spending and lower recurring bills. The company was created to solve a problem surrounding subscription tracking, CEO Haroon Mokhtarzada said. Going through […]

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January 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Evan Glass (D) Discuses Economic Development in the County

Montgomery County Council At-Large candidate Evan Glass fielded questions from members of three development groups at a forum held in Rockville on Jan. 24. Glass responds to a question about economic development in the County. The three organizations that hosted the forum were the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, the Maryland Building Industry Association, […]

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January 24, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Bill Conway (D) Discuses Economic Development in the County

Montgomery County Council At-Large candidate Bill Conway fielded questions from members of three development groups at a forum held in Rockville on Jan. 24. Conway responds to a question about economic development in the County. The three organizations that hosted the forum were the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, the Maryland Building Industry Association, […]

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December 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

Hogan’s Economic Plans for 2018 Include Investing in Science and Technology

Governor Larry Hogan announced his plans for economic growth and job development for Marylanders in 2018.  His initiatives include investing in STEM-related (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) industries and expanding the More Jobs for Marylanders Act with new legislation. Back in 2017, the More Jobs for Marylanders Act was passed to give manufacturing companies tax credits for […]

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October 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Five Things to Know for Oct. 27 in Montgomery County

What do you need to know for Oct. 27? Here are five things: 1. Hate Classical Music?: Or do you just think you hate classical music? A session from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the North Potomac Senior Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville. Center director TeAnna Abraham will explore the works of Mozart, Bach, […]

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October 26, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 26 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 26, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Yappy Hour: Enjoy music and food at Yappy Hour sponsored by Montgomery Parks and the Bethesda Urban Partnership. The pop-up dog park will consist of a small dog area and a large dog enclosure area for well-socialized dogs. We are howling about Yappy […]

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August 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

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BioTech Company Expands Headquarters In Gaithersburg, Plans to Add 45 New Jobs

Altimmune, Inc, a clinical-stage immunotherapeutics biotechnology company, announced on Tuesday that it will relocate new employees acquired as a result of its merger with Pharmathene, and existing employees, to a new 14,000 square-foot location in Gaithersburg. The new facility, located at 910 Clopper Road, is planned to be complete by the beginning of 2018 and […]

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June 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Candidate Seeks Greater Effort on Economic Development

A candidate for Montgomery County Council on Wednesday said he would increase economic development by more than 50 percent over the next four years. Tom Ferleman, a Republican running for the District 2 council seat, said that by increasing the commercial tax base, the county could increase jobs. It also would increase business taxes, which […]

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