Montgomery County, MD is one of the best places in the country to do business. And our development and retention team is ready to help you find the best talent, the perfect location for your new or growing company, plus the latest in market intelligence and business insights. Find big opportunities for businesses large and small, with room to grow. And, enjoy our well-deserved reputation as a great place to work, live and play.

% of potential workforce has post-grad degree


tech companies on Inc. 5000


major federal agencies


million sq. ft. of office space


cultural organizations


Powering business in the County

Attract a Top-Tier Workforce

Your business success starts with our smart potential workforce, where 31% of Montgomery County residents hold a post-grad degree and almost 60% of our residents have a bachelor’s degree. And many locals choose to stay in the area for job opportunities.

MCEDC partners with WorkSource Montgomery, a ‘go-to’ resource that links local and regional workforce and helps employers compete within the marketplace for targeted and emerging industry demands. Employers and employees find leads, networking and job opportunities and more from WorkSource Montgomery.

Our local colleges and universities contribute to an active pipeline of skilled employees. The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) offer undergrad and graduate degree programs from 9 University of MD institutions on one convenient campus. USG is currently constructing a state-of-the-art biomedical sciences building to further cyber, engineering and biomedical sciences education, to open in 2019. Johns Hopkins University offers graduate degree programs and course work options at its Montgomery County Campus. Top-ranked Montgomery College has numerous tracks towards degrees in high demand fields. The Bioscience Education Center at Montgomery College is a 145,000 sq. ft. complex for STEM field education and workforce development. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) offers a number of health sciences educational programs open to military and civilian students.

A strong 50% of residents that work in Montgomery County choose to live here.

Gain Access to Market and Business Intelligence

Entrepreneurs and innovators are all welcome here. Montgomery County has a wide-ranging 32,000 businesses employing 370,000 people in the area. From IT and cyber to biohealth and healthcare, our experts can help you source critical information, understand market conditions and gain insights within your particular area. Using our broad network, we can connect you to potential partners, incentive programs, networking events, business mentors and accelerators. Reach out and let us help you connect – our people know people. LEARN MORE >

Find the Perfect Business Location

With decades of business experience on our team in Montgomery County and throughout the region, MCEDC is ready to help you find the best location that suits your particular needs. Whether you are considering starting a business here, moving into the county, or expanding within your current location, we can help. We’ll help you find the address of choice that can lead to great business success in the county. MCEDC can also help you access available properties, wet labs, shared spaces and more in the area. Find great communities where employees can walk to great restaurants and metro. LEARN MORE >

Work in a Community that Gives Back

Well-known for its socially conscious people who are engaged and involved, residents give back to the areas they live in and contribute to causes that matter to them. Caring about local and global issues is deeply embedded in Montgomery County values. 

Maryland Means Business

Montgomery is Maryland's largest County with a population of more than one million. There is great synergy and collaboration with the state to promote job growth and economic prosperity for our businesses. In fact, here are some interesting  stats that speak to our state strengths:

  • Maryland ranks #2 in the country for rate of private sector job growth.
  • Ranks #3 in the country for rate of job creation.
  • Ranks #7 in the country for overall economic performance.

In short, Maryland is open for business and we are here to help.

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