economy

January 21, 2020 | Staff Writer

Elrich and Katz Offer Words of Encouragement for Local Small Businesses

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Council President Sidney Katz participated in a Small Business Network panel discussion at Montgomery Community Media’s studios Tuesday morning. The topic for this month’s episode of SBN focused on economic development. “Open for Business” included discussions on efforts to make Montgomery County more business friendly and “4 Business […]

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January 16, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Watch Elrich’s First State of the County Address

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich delivered his first State of the County Address on Tuesday in front of a packed room at the Silver Spring Civic Center. In a wide-ranging speech, Elrich unveiled his budget, discussed economic development, racial equity, affordable housing, climate change and much more.

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January 15, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

New Bill Aims to Help Local Small Businesses Thrive

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando recently introduced the Local Small Business Reserve Program and Direct Purchase Enhancement Act [Bill 39-19]. The goal of the bill is to open up more opportunities for local small businesses including non-profits. Officials say 95% of businesses in Montgomery County have 50 or less employees and this legislation is aimed […]

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April 18, 2019 | Bryan Gallion

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Councilmember Will Jawando Named One of Nation’s Rising Leaders

County Councilmember Will Jawando has been named one of 20 leaders nationwide to join the NewDEAL: Developing Exceptional American Leaders. The network has a membership of about 170 leaders from 45 states, chosen from more than 1,500 nominations in its eight-year history. U.S. Sen. Mark Warner from Virginia and former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell lead […]

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March 28, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Economy Top Issue Among Residents in Transition Team Poll

A growing economy was cited by 21.5 percent of residents as the most important issue facing Montgomery County, the Elrich administration revealed in a website graphic. The economy was the top issue of seven areas polled, which represented the seven areas a 222-member transition team examined. The other areas were: Thriving Youth and Families; A […]

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April 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Ana Sol Gutierrez (D) Discusses Economic Vitality of the White Flint, Pike District Area

Ana Sol Gutierrez, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council in District 1, participated in the April 12, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. Amy Ginsburg moderated the forum. Gutierrez responded to this question: “You will have many responsibilities as a Councilmember. How would you prioritize your responsibility to be a booster for […]

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April 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Bill Cook (D) Discusses Economic Vitality of the White Flint, Pike District Area

Bill Cook, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council in District 1, participated in the April 12, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. Amy Ginsburg moderated the forum. Cook responded to this question: “You will have many responsibilities as a Councilmember. How would you prioritize your responsibility to be a booster for White […]

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April 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Pete Fosselman (D) Discusses Economic Vitality of the White Flint, Pike District Area

Pete Fosselman, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council in District 1, participated in the April 12, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. Amy Ginsburg moderated the forum. Fosselman responded to this question: “You will have many responsibilities as a Councilmember. How would you prioritize your responsibility to be a booster for White […]

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April 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Andrew Friedson (D) Discusses Economic Vitality of the White Flint, Pike District Area

Andrew Friedson, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council in District 1, participated in the April 12, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. Amy Ginsburg moderated the forum. Friedson responded to this question: “You will have many responsibilities as a Councilmember. How would you prioritize your responsibility to be a booster for White […]

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April 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

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Jim McGee (D) Discusses Economic Vitality of the White Flint, Pike District Area

Jim McGee, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council in District 1, participated in the April 12, 2018 Candidates’ Forum hosted by Friends of White Flint. Amy Ginsburg moderated the forum. McGee responded to this question: “You will have many responsibilities as a Councilmember. How would you prioritize your responsibility to be a booster for White […]

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