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August 11, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Back to School: MCPS Prepares to Welcome 159,000 Students on Aug. 29 (VIDEO)

The first day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students is August 29th, and Superintendent Jack Smith says the district plans to welcome about 159,000 students. That’s 2,500 more students than last year. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra video, below: Dr. Smith said he plans to begin the first day of […]

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett Launches Online Business Survey

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is asking the business community to provide feedback on services the county provides by completing an online Business Survey. There are 17 questions on the survey including areas where you can elaborate on your answers or make suggestions for improvement. According to a news release, the survey is one part […]

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April 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Growing the BioTech Industry Locally (VIDEOS)

MedImmune hosted the 2016 Regional BioTech Forum in Gaithersburg this week. The forum brought together leaders from Maryland, Virginia and D.C. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Dr. Reginald Seeto, MedImmune vice president and head of partnering and strategy, tells us why outcomes from this conference are so important for economic growth in the capital […]

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April 20, 2016 | Sonya Burke

MedImmune Hosts 2016 Regional BioTech Forum (VIDEO)

MedImmune hosted the 2016 Regional BioTech Forum in Gaithersburg this week. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, below, Dr. Reginald Seeto, MedImmune vice president and head of partnering and strategy, tells us why this conference is so important for the biotech industry. According to Seeto, the DMV area touts the number one healthcare talent pool in […]

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March 13, 2015 | Sonya Burke

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Infrastructure Forum (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner recently brought local officials and residents together in hopes of finding solutions for the county’s infrastructure issues. Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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March 1, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Infrastructure and Growth Meeting Set for March 7 (VIDEO)

Save the date: On March 7, Councilmember Roger Berliner will host a forum to address school and transportation planning. The meeting is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. Register at montgomerycountymd.gov/berliner.

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January 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

Meet the Mayors (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke hosts “Meet the Mayors,” a new television show on Montgomery Channel 21 about some of the issues and challenges facing two of Montgomery County’s biggest cities. Joining the discussion are Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman, Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz, who now represents both cities as the Council’s […]

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January 26, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Rockville to Hold Second Hearing on APFS Tonight (VIDEO)

The city of Rockville is holding its second public hearing on the Adequate Public Facilities Standards (APFS) tonight at City Hall and Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton says it is important for residents to stay involved in this issue and others. Find out more in this MyMCMedia Extra Video:

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May 2, 2013 | Staff Writer

County Adds Nearly 25,000 Jobs

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (DED) announced on May 2nd that employment in the county between 2010 and 2012 grew by nearly 25,000 jobs – from 631,154 jobs in 2010 to 655,824 jobs in 2012. That represents a 3.9% job growth rate. During the same period job growth in Fairfax City & County […]

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November 20, 2012 | Staff Writer

Subdivision Staging Policy On Growth (Video)

The Subdivision Staging Policy, formerly called the Growth Policy, sets pace for growth in Montgomery County. The policy is based on three tests or “tools” to measure the impact of growth. These are, area transit, local transit, and the school test. In this video Council member Marc Elrich explains why Montgomery County is using these […]

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