FAST-GROWING GLOBAL CENTER FOR Tech
Many of the IT industry’s leading companies are located right here in MoCo. Their work spans the most important missions of our day, from innovation and discovery on the healthcare front to defending our country with technological capabilities. With accelerators and incubators to support growth and innovation, IT is growing exponentially in the county.
Proximity to major federal clients as diverse as the Federal Aviation Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Convenient to 3 major airports to promote international relationships, and quick access to our nation’s capital.
Support from local accelerators and networks like the MC Innovation Network and the Maryland Tech Council to help launch or grow a successful venture.
FAST GROWING IT HUB
Want to find some of the fastest growing, hottest Information Technology companies? Look no further than our technology-leading county. With a worldwide reputation as a center for IT, companies right here are involved in life-improving innovations and discoveries. We’ve got companies that defend our country with technological capabilities and aerospace excellence. Others send life-saving vaccines to countries around the world and invent therapies to fight serious diseases. Our companies create cloud-based solutions to improve global business, while others are on the front lines of cyber security and big data. And before the ‘I Do,’ there’s Wedding Wire, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $100+ billion wedding industry.
A GLOBAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTER
The IT expertise is wide ranging and on the cutting edge, from network architecture, database analysis, and avionics to software development, automated testing solutions, computer consulting, and web design. Montgomery County’s expertise extends into the intersection of health and technology with health informatics. Local companies are leading the way in cyber security and systems integration. Also tap into a strong and growing Health IT partnership between the MCEDC, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Tech Council of Maryland to advance the innovation of Health IT.
A HIGHLY EDUCATED WORKFORCE
Talented, qualified candidates are ready to help support your success. Top academic research institutions, including Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the Universities at Shady Grove (a University of Maryland system comprising nine academic institutions) have satellite campuses in the county – which also offers scholarship opportunities in tech areas. And with the highest percentage of residents holding advantaged degrees in the nation, you tap directly into an elite workforce – currently 90,000 employees strong in the IT fields locally.
INTERSECTION OF IT AND THE FEDERAL PRESENCE
Private firms and government contractors alike find outstanding opportunities with our federal area neighbors that double as Montgomery County residents: NIH, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Walter Reed Army Institute, among them. Within a short distance, find many other federal agencies in Washington, D.C., including the U.S. Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Agency, among others. The public/private collaboration opportunities are many.
Take advantage of Tax Credits and Financial Incentives
Generous incentives abound in Montgomery County. Find more information about tax credits, grant and loan programs, equity investment funds and more. LEARN MORE >
InfoZen is a homegrown Montgomery County success story, just recently announcing its Bethesda expansion. The company is creating 100 new jobs and adding 25,000 sq. ft. to accommodate its growing workforce. An advanced IT services and solutions provider to the federal government and private sector, InfoZen continues its strong regional growth and ability to attract top talent here in the county.