Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation

December 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

Economic Development Group Picks New Leader

Barely two weeks after the Montgomery County Council passed a new economic development platform, the nonprofit corporation in charge of attracting and retaining new businesses in the county has a new leader. Benjamin H. Wu, who is the current deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Maryland Department of Commerce, will take over Montgomery […]

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September 4, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Hola Montgomery El Podcast: Daniel Parra más allá de ayudar a empresarios

Daniel Parra, de origen colombiano, emigró hacía Estados Unidos hace 20 años en busca de una vida mejor. Daniel reside en el Condado de Montgomery y se ha destacado por su valiosa labor ayudando a crecer y fortalecer a pequeños y medianos empresarios. Como muchos inmigrantes ha pasado por situaciones difíciles en este país, pero […]

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April 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Economic Development Chief Resigning after Three Years

David Petr, the first president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., announced Monday he would leave the EDC this fall to relocate to Texas for family reasons. Three years ago, Petr assumed the lead of the organization, which took over most of the county’s economic development efforts. He built the organization from […]

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February 5, 2019 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County’s Opportunity Zone Workshop (VIDEO)

MCEDC Opportunity Zone Workshop The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond present Montgomery County, Maryland’s Opportunity Zone Workshop Tuesday, February 5. The workshop takes place at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Downtown Silver Spring. The all-day workshop is intended for investors, developers, and others with potential business […]

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May 9, 2018 | Laura Rowles

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber Celebrates National Small Business Week

At the Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce (GGCC) every day is a celebration of business. Lucky for us, we get one week a year to go above and beyond to recognize the critical contributions of the Upcounty’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year, the IRS marked the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) National Small Business Week […]

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May 8, 2017 | Staff Writer

MCEDC Launches New Campaign to Attract More Businesses to the County

The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) announced the launch of its new campaign titled, “The Future Starts Here.” The new campaign, along with its new branding, logo and website, helps to continue its mission of helping businesses start, grow and expand here in Montgomery County, according to a news release. “We remain committed to […]

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May 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Leaders Launch New Route to Connect to the Internet Faster (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined area business leaders for the launch of a new way to connect to the internet. Back in 2014, the County Executive introduced a six-point economic plan which included UltraMontgomery, an initiative that would create a fiber connection in Ashburn Virginia to grow opportunities for local businesses and universities. “Ashburn […]

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March 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Economic Priorities Discussed During Silver Spring Advisory Meeting

Economic development was one topic of concern during a Silver Spring Advisory Board meeting on Monday night. Residents and members joined the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation to talk business priorities for Silver Spring. “Residents recognized Montgomery County could do a better job of marketing itself as a world class destination for business and talent,” […]

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February 6, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students to Discuss Public Policy Issues at Emerging Leaders Public Policy Forum on Feb. 7 & Feb. 8

Staff from the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE) are inviting residents and school leaders to the Student Emerging Leaders Program (SELP) Public Policy Forum on Feb. 7 and Feb. 8. More than 70 sophomores across Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) will discuss proposed solutions during the two-day event. “The Student Emerging Leaders Program […]

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January 19, 2017 | Staff Writer

David Petr Headlines Small Business Network Series Jan. 19 (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Davi Petr was the featured speaker at the Jan. 19th Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Petr’s topic was titled, “Connections, Capital and Customers: A New Vision for Economic Development in MoCo.” You may watch Petr’s presentation, below: David Petr is the first President and CEO of the Montgomery County […]

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