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Why Choose Montgomery County

Montgomery County is the largest county in Maryland and is a great place to work, live, and play. We have one of the most highly educated and diverse workforces in the country, supporting businesses of all sizes and sectors. From biotech and hospitality innovation to home-grown culinary and entrepreneurial enterprises, the County offers a wide range of funding and resources focused on supporting inclusive, innovative, economic growth.

Our proximity to major travel infrastructure and Washington, D.C. makes it easy for businesses to interact with global markets and makes our County a great location for international companies looking for a place for their U.S. headquarters. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and over thirty other federal labs or institutes have chosen Montgomery County as their home. When thinking about where to live, we have a robust urban and suburban housing market and our abundant parks and recreation options and close distance to the ocean, mountains, and Chesapeake Bay support a positive work-life balance.


Montgomery County is in the top 20 counties for most masters and PhD graduates ( US Census). A major part of the Washington D.C. region, Montgomery County has the #4 best tech talent ( CBRE) and #1 most diverse tech talent ( CBRE). The County also has 4 of the most diverse cities in the United States ( WalletHub), further supporting our ample breadth of talent and ideas. 

Our Workforce page lists many workforce-related resources. In addition to our Business Center team, our economic development partner, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, and the County’s workforce agency, WorkSource Montgomery, are two other great resources.

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Montgomery County boasts a strong public school system, which ranks in the top 4% nationwide for best school districts and diversity of students ( Niche).

Montgomery County also has strong higher education offerings, with Montgomery College (MC) ranking as the #7 best community college in the nation ( Wallethub) and the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) offering 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs from nine Maryland public universities on one convenient campus.

In addition to formal degree programs, MC and USG also provide customized training for developing employees and supporting start-ups. You can find many of these training programs on our Workforce page.

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Businesses are well-connected in Montgomery County because of its proximity to 3 major airports, AMTRAK/ MARC, and the Port of Baltimore. There are also a plethora of options for getting around because of the County’s access to major interstate highways, subway, bus (with rapid transit), and bicycle routes. The County also has a commuter services program that further encourages different ways of getting to and from work.

As for data infrastructure, Montgomery County has extensive wireless coverage on all major wireless carriers. UltraMontgomery is focused on ensuring that robust, reliable and secure broadband services and ultra-high speed networks are available to all businesses and residents throughout the County.

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Quality of Life

Montgomery County has a stable, well-managed government (AAA bond rating) underpinning numerous amenities that support its diverse and vibrant communities. These include 420 parks, numerous indoor and outdoor recreational activities , 22 theaters, 350 cultural groups, hundreds of community festivals, and more than 1000 restaurants. For a sample of places to eat, drink, shop, and things to do, check out Discover MoCo

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A County that Supports You

Montgomery County helps new and growing businesses succeed by connecting them to a large variety of grants, loans, business management training, and other resources. Our Business Center is ready to guide you through licensing, permitting, procurement, and other business needs you might have. We're here for you!