We Help Entrepreneurs and New Businesses Succeed
Whatever it takes, Montgomery County helps you with every step of creating a business. From writing a sound business plan, understanding documentation and licensing, site selection, and finding talent, we help you take your business to the next level.
We have over 1 million residents, including some of the nation’s highest educated people – top scientists and researchers, innovators and inventors in ground breaking technology. A diverse, powerful talent workforce with more advanced degrees than virtually anywhere else in the country. LEARN MORE >
Our High 'Livability' IQ
Quality of life? Exceptional. Consistently top ranked schools in the country, award-winning restaurants, world-class theater, and 416 parks. People care about local and global issues, and generously give their time and money. LEARN MORE >
Access to the Power Center
We are perfectly situated near 18 federal agencies right here in Montgomery County, with proximity to hundreds of federal institutions in Washington, D.C. alongside 160 foreign-owned corporations and fortune 500 companies. LEARN MORE >
Start Here, Reach Anywhere
Three regional airports within a 30-mile radius, with direct flights to many global destinations. Plan an international meeting, close a deal, meet global colleagues – get there and back easily. Montgomery County means business. LEARN MORE >
The 8 Steps to Starting a Business
Assess your business potential and find great resources to help your new business, or business idea, get off the ground. Find important resources to write a business plan, learn about financing, registering a business and more. Is licensing required? Research and obtain licenses and permits if needed. Find out more about resources and offices that can help you navigate the process.
Imagine a world where everyone has access to infection-free healthcare, whether in rural Uganda, a military surgical center, or on the front lines of a natural disaster. Eniware, LLC does more than imagine. They have developed a portable, medical instrument sterilization system for surgical care – no power or water supply needed.
Eniware chose Montgomery as an ideal place for its growing global health biotechnology company, enjoying proximity to government agencies and D.C. Embassies which they call “a convenient hop away by subway and car.” World-class experts on any topic can be found at the National Institutes of Health, less than a mile from their Bethesda office and a perfect compromise for staff living in Baltimore or DC. They took advantage of highly attractive financial incentives: the MOVE grant, Maryland’s visionary Biotechnology Investor Incentive Tax Credit (BIITC) and TEDCO’s small business investment program.