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Talent, Connectivity and Innovation in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is your gateway to the Mid-Atlantic’s burgeoning business community, centrally located to federal partners, along with major centers for technology, BioHealth, cybersecurity and other growing industries. Join the many companies in growing industries which have made the smart move to Montgomery County, Maryland.


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Helping businesses succeed and prosper

Want to make new connections and get to the right resources? Tap our expert business development team to help move to success in Montgomery County, Maryland. With abundant high-quality office space, excellent County infrastructure, a talented, skilled workforce, and access to private and federal decision-makers, Montgomery County is the right move at the right time.

Thinking about making a move? Meet our experienced economic development team to help you navigate the relocation and site selection process. We help you get started, make the right contacts, and move in the right direction:

Property selection and site tours to find the optimal location that meets your must-haves and criteria. This includes helping to connect you with the right brokers and other professionals who specialize in the field or area you are considering.

Market research on many factors including demographics and workforce availability in your field of expertise.

Connections to important partners like TEDCO, which offers market assessment tools, along with multiple resources to help early stage tech and life sciences companies thrive. Connections to BioHealth Innovation which helps move ideas from labs to market along with many other innovative services. 

We are proud that three of our staff members, Lynne Stein Benzion, Spiros Balntas, and Adam Henry hold the respected Certified Economic Developers (CEcD) designation, a selective group of only 1,100 CEcDs worldwide. The professional certification indicates extensive training and knowledge in the economic development arena, exam completion and continuous professional training.

David Petr, CEO, MCEDC

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We have a team of expert business development specialists to ensure you receive the support and professional resources you need to make a smart decision. Our team has expertise in multiple fields including biohealth, IT, cybersecurity, hospitality, professional and financial services.

Visit our interactive site selection tool, offered in partnership with the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development.

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SPIROS BALNTAS
Director of Business Recruitment

240.641.6705
spiros@thinkmoco.com


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THE MOVE PROGRAM

Montgomery County's innovative MOVE Program assists new businesses that locate into Montgomery County for the first time. Companies that sign their first three-year (minimum) commercial lease in the County are eligible for a grant of $8 per square foot (sf). The grant applies to companies that lease up to 10,000 sf.

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BUSINESS INNOVATION CENTERS AND INCUBATORS

Emerging technology, cyber, life sciences or professional services companies: the Montgomery County Business Innovation Network can provide a great place to land (on-site or virtual), networking opportunities and a full range of resources and support services.

  • Convenient locations close to strategic business assets—federal agencies, metro stations, core industry partners, and more

  • Turnkey office space—one facility is equipped with wet labs

  • State-of-the-art, shared conference rooms and facilities

  • Full menu of resource and support services, including business, legal, intellectual property, accounting and broad technical assistance

  • No long-term lease obligations.

Locations include:

Alexandria LaunchLabs, Gaithersburg
Bethesda Green Business Incubator, (Be Green Hub) is the first sustainability-focused incubator in the greater Washington area. It nurtures green and social impact start-ups to accelerator their success.
Germantown Innovation Center, Germantown 
Rockville Innovation Center, Rockville 
Silver Spring Innovation Center, Silver Spring 
Nonprofit Village, in Rockville is the first and only multi-tenant nonprofit center which helps enhance the reach and effectiveness of nonprofits in the area. Members enjoy affordable office space, opportunities for collaboration and community building, free workshops, business development programs and more.

Access to the Power Center

Top Talent

Maryland is #1 among states for professional and technical workers and #1 for the highest concentration of STEM jobs in the U.S. – Montgomery County has over 6,000 STEM PhDs. Meet top scientists and researchers, software engineers, innovators and investors in emerging technology to fuel your growth. LEARN MORE >

Our High 'Livability' IQ

High IQ Livability

Discover the perfect work-life-play balance where the nation’s capital is in our backyard and award-winning restaurants and parks abound. MoCo is a welcoming business community with consistently top ranked schools and great cultural amenities.. LEARN MORE >

Access to the Power Center

Access to Federal HQs

Some of the country’s most important federal regulatory institutions reside here. 18 federal agencies have headquarters in Montgomery County, including NIH, FDA, NOAA and NIST. Federal labs and tech transfer options help innovative companies move to the next level with partnerships that can change the world. LEARN MORE >

Start Here, Reach Anywhere

Ideal Location

With 3 international airports that offer more than 1,000 nonstop flights daily to domestic and international destinations, we focus on your global business needs. Plus, the County is perfectly situated for easy travel in the bustling east coast business corridor. LEARN MORE >

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Gaithersburg, MD

CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR) was the first independent advisory services firm focused on growing the large-scale, U.S. renewable energy market, aiming to double renewables use by 2025. This growing company thinks big. From its Gaithersburg office, clients include large corporations, universities, the federal government and cities. After relocating from Washington, D.C. in 2014, a second expansion is already in the works.

Why Montgomery County? A great location with more space at less cost and top talent. CFR was among the first to receive funding from the MOVE program and assistance from Gaithersburg. The RIO Washingtonian Center, with great restaurants and a lake view, was a big draw. Growing renewables and adding staff are in the immediate future. 


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