economic development

June 11, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Long Anticipated I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange Opens in Gaithersburg

The long anticipated I-270 Watkins Mill Road Interchange in Gaithersburg, opened Wednesday, nearly three years after the project initially broke ground. The interchange, which spans a little over a mile from Md. 124/Montgomery Village Avenue to Great Seneca Creek at Watkins Mill Road, aims to relieve congestion in one of the county’s busiest corridors. On […]

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June 9, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Sixth Weekly Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host the sixth in a series of online business briefings on the economic challenges the county faces due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, June 12 at 12:30 p.m. and the focus is on the arts sector of the economy. Monica […]

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May 14, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Third Weekly Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz will host the third in a series of online business briefings on the economic challenges the County faces due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. Benjamin Wu, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, […]

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May 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Council President Katz Set to Host Second Business Briefing Friday

Montgomery County Council President Sidney Katz is hosting a series of online business briefings about the economic challenges due to the Covid-19 public health emergency. The next online briefing takes place Friday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. Small Business Navigator Judy Stephenson and Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development Jerome Fletcher joined Katz for […]

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May 1, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council President Katz Hosts Business and Economic Development Briefing

County Council President Sidney Katz hosted a business and economic development briefing via Zoom on Friday. The discussion focused on ongoing efforts to support local businesses during the COVID-19 health crisis. Katz says the purpose of the briefing is to help small local businesses navigate through the new economic reality. “As a former small business […]

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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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