EXPAND a business


Considering a new address for your growing firm?

It's all about choosing the best location. Our team of expert Economic Development Specialists will help you every step of the way. We’ll help you navigate the process and determine your top priorities. Proximity to federal partners, more room for your employees, lab space, better office amenities, or access to the best talent in the area – what matters to you, matters to us. We’ll help you cherry pick the best location to grow your business.

Getting from here to there

Did you know that you can reach one-third of the nation’s population within an overnight drive?  Our 3 regional airports can help you jump on direct flights to global destinations quickly. High speed trains, excellent Uber and car share services, and expanding Capital bike shares all help you get around, inside and outside the county. Need to be near metro? The metro system now has 71 stops in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas.

Business to government

Montgomery County provides access to many new business opportunities, including with the federal government. Let us know about resources we can connect you to.

Expand to international markets

Global companies thrive here in Montgomery County, with our proximity to DC and excellent transportation networks. Three international airports and a diverse workforce, Montgomery County is a hub for many local companies interested in expanding to overseas markets. LEARN MORE >

BarnAllen Technologies chose to stay and expand in Rockville to remain in close proximity to the majority of our Federal clients and walking distance to Metro and other major sources of transportation. Also, we continue to receive great support and networking opportunities from Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) and other county resources.

Gordon R. Barnaby, President & CEO

Financial resources

Help you find targeted tax credits, grants and loans, along with incentives, to help your business expand and thrive.


Support to help you expand your current facility or identify a new one that better fits your growing needs and goals.

Montgomery County is on the MOVE

Montgomery County's innovative MOVE Program offers companies that sign their first three-year (minimum) commercial lease in the county a grant of $8 per square foot (sf). Geared towards startups and businesses that locate into Montgomery County for the first time, the grant applies to companies that lease up to 10,000 sf.

Please Note: The Montgomery MOVE program has assisted 18 businesses with MOVE program grants in the current fiscal year (between July 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018). At present, all available funds have been allocated.  Additional funding should be available as soon as July 2018. Reminder that companies do need to apply for funding within 90 days of signing a lease.

Training Opportunities

Workforce training opportunities abound, like those available through WorkSource Montgomery.

Hiring Employees

Montgomery County has one of the most well-educated and diverse workforces in the country. There are many ways to tap into the County's most valuable resource: our people. 

WorkSource Montgomery, Inc. is the “Go-To” place linking local and regional economic development and workforce efforts by developing a deep understanding of target and emerging industry demands, creating sustainable workforce solutions that are tailored to the region, increasing the ability for individuals to compete for higher-quality jobs and the employers to compete within the marketplace. The program was established as part of Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s economic development plan  to promote job training and placement for county workers and meet the workforce needs of county employers. 

Maryland Department of Commerce Workforce Development and Training seeks to promote economic growth and vitality by leveraging opportunities to develop a talent pipeline that aligns with industry needs. A variety of programs can help your business identify and train new workers, or upgrade the skills of your existing workers. Our colleges and universities actively align programs with industry needs, including partnerships with major companies to fill the workforce needs.

Incubators and Accelerators to Support Growth

In our pro-business, supportive climate, you will find many resources at your fingertips – and our staff will help you find them. Whether you are looking for incubators and accelerators to help you reach the next level or information on identifying government contracts, we are here to pave the way.


Find an abundant array of great resources for entrepreneurs, small and minority business owners. 



Rockville, MD

BarnAllen Technologies, Inc. provides IT services, library support, contact center support and records management for federal and private clients. Founded in 2009, BarnAllen grew from 38 to 390 employees in less than 2 years. As a minority-owned small business certified to participate in the SBA’s 8(a) program, the company chose to remain and expand in Rockville for proximity to its many federal clients, walking distance to metro and great support from Rockville and the county.


Director of Business Retention & Expansion


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