Montgomery County's Economic Priorities

Economic vitality is critical to our community's quality of life and the superb public services we have come to expect in Montgomery County. This is why even during the worst economic recession in our nation's history and in light of declining federal spending; a dramatic shift in office space use by both public and private sectors; and the increasingly competitive economic landscape, County Executive Leggett has been championing and taking a series of bold actions to advance major economic development initiatives for sustained economic growth. Together these actions demonstrate the County’s commitment to our community’s economic health and continued quality of life.

Our economic priority initiatives cover a broad range, from major development and transit projects (such as the White Oak Science Gateway anchored by the Food and Drug Administration and the Rapid Transit System) to innovation partnerships (such as BioHealth Innovation and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence). Additionally, numerous initiatives have recently been advanced that will reshape the County's economic development landscape and introduce new efforts to adapt to a changing national and regional economy.

For more information contact Lily Qi, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer or Judith Stephenson, Montgomery County Small Business Navigator.

Montgomery County experienced a transformative period of economic development between 2017 and early 2018. The Purple Line, decades after it was originally conceived, finally broke ground in the summer. Businesses announced several high-profile corporate headquarter relocations and expansions to the County. Montgomery County is among the top 20 finalists (out of 238 bids) for Amazon's HQ2 -- an extraordinary achievement! Learn more about the County's economic development successes in 2017.

Under the leadership of County Executive Ike Leggett, 2016 has been a highly successful year for Montgomery County's Economic Development initiatives. From Marriott Corporation's decision to build a new headquarters in the county to the privatization of economic development and workforce development, Montgomery County has consistently demonstrated its dedication to making Montgomery County a great place for businesses to start, grow and thrive. Learn more about the many economic development stories of 2016.