Many features make Montgomery County a premier location for associations, foundations and not-for-profit organizations.
More than 70 percent of the county’s non-profit organizations are health or medical-related organizations, such as the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, American Nurses Association, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. One-third of the nonprofit organizations in Maryland reside in Montgomery County.
Montgomery County provides an ideal location for non-profit organizations, national associations and foundations for the following reasons:
- Proximity to Washington, D.C. – ideal positioning for access to Federal leaders and decision-makers Hill
- Access to three international airports – (Baltimore-Washington International, Ronald Reagan International, and Dulles International)
- Access to Metro rail service (the Red Line provides the longest and greatest number of stops through Montgomery County to Washington, D.C. and throughout the Washington Metropolitan area)
- Hotel, Meeting and Conference Facilities – more than 25 first-class hotels containing more than 7,200 rooms and conference facilities, including a 100,000 square foot state-of-the art conference center/hotel.
- Financing assistance through Industrial Revenue Bonds
In order to better serve the large concentration nonprofits, programs are available to support their efforts:
Startup assistance, seminars, legal guidance, and more
- Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations
- Montgomery County Non-Profit Village
- People for Change Coalition
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