Happy Holidays!

As 2013 draws near an end, I want to thank our local business community!

As we approach the end of yet another year, I want to give special thanks to our local business community as well as the many organizations that support these businesses! Montgomery County benefits so much from our diverse, dedicated business community.

During 2013, we were able to continue or launch important business programs and initiatives including:

•Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit Program

•Inaugural DED Small Business Awards Luncheon

•Ongoing Global Trade & Health IT Forums

•Ongoing Business Mentorship Program

•e-Biz Calendar feature on the DED website

•Award-winning video, produced jointly by DED/CVB, to promote County business & tourism assets on over 1,700 U.S. Airways & American Airlines flights

•Small Business Navigator joined DED

•2nd Annual Innovation-2-Commercialization Tech Transfer Conference

•2014-15 Economic Development Strategic Plan for Montgomery County with forums to gather input from local businesses

These are just some of our many continuing or new programs, intiatives and events.  As we all celebrate the holiday season and look forward to the start of 2014, be assured that we will continue to look for ways to keep our local economy thriving and our more than 33,000 businesses growing and succeeding! 

On behalf of everyone at DED, we wish you a safe, festive and happy holiday season!