Driving Economic Development in Montgomery County


Montgomery County is home to a thriving and diversified economy. The Council strives to support economic growth in the County that is sustainable and emphasizes racial equity, social justice, innovation and the environment. ​ ​

Here are the key initiatives that the Council is working on to create a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable economic future for our community:​

Creating New Housing​

With the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, the Council is working toward an ambitious goal—create 41,000 new housing units by the year 2030, with emphasis on affordable housing. ​

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Providing Workforce Resources

The Council is actively expanding the County’s workforce development capacity through partnerships with Work Source Montgomery.

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Growing Business and Generating Jobs​

The Council is finding sustainable ways to decrease the cost of doing business in the County, attract new industries and create an environment where entrepreneurs can thrive.​

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Building Sustainable Transportation 

The Council is prioritizing improvements to our transportation network that provide alternatives to automobiles, decrease commute times and bring people to our economic centers.​

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The Council’s Economic Development Platform was led by Councilmember Nancy Navarro and approved by the Council in 2019. The platform establishes a long-term vision for economic growth in Montgomery County. In the video below that was released in Nov. 2019, then Council President Nancy Navarro unveils the new Economic Development Platform.