Welcome to Montgomery County, the economic engine of Maryland!

We are a knowledge-based business and research hub, located next to Washington, D.C., and the epicenter for biotechnology in the Mid-Atlantic region. We are also home to the 93,000 acre Agricultural Reserve, which provides the backdrop for a thriving agricultural economy.

Business & Community Initiatives

Increase Your Business Strength

Increase Your Business Strength

Do you participate in a business membership organization? It gives you an opportunity to network with other business owners, develop business leads, learn from their seminars and programs, help to shape public policy that is business friendly--and so much more. Join today and increase your business strength.

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MOVE Program

MOVE Program

Through the MOVE program, eligible businesses receive financial assistance to reduce rent costs for their first year. The assistance available is $4 per square foot for a company’s first lease of Class A or Class B office space in Montgomery County.

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2014 PostDoc Conference

2014 PostDoc Conference

Join us April 24, 2014 for a conference and career fair for current postdoctoral fellows working in area federal labs and universities and for companies recruiting high-level S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) professionals.

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2014 Small Business Awards

2014 Small Business Awards

Join the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development on May 9 in honoring local businesses that contribute directly to the strength of the area’s economy. Businesses in 11 award categories will be celebrated at the 2nd annual event--including a new category, "Nonprofit of the Year."

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2014 CyberMontgomery

2014 CyberMontgomery

Cybersecurity will be a major growth engine in the region for many years to come. The one-day CyberMontgomery Forum will bring together cyber leaders from government, academia and the private sector to share best practices, initiatives, and business opportunities in this vital sector.

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Green Business Certification Program

Green Business Certification Program

Montgomery County Maryland’s Green Business Certification Program is designed to recognize businesses and other entities that have taken voluntary steps to protect, preserve, and improve the environment.

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Featured Resources

LSBRP Contracts & Opportunities

As recently reported, there were $118 million in LSBRP eligible contracts during FY13. Of that, more than $45 million - or 38% - was awarded to local small businesses. Here are more examples of recent contract awards and current LSBRP contracting opportunities!

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