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Montgomery County to Celebrate Economic Development Week in Maryland

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 17, 2019

Montgomery County, in partnership with the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), will celebrate Economic Development Week in Maryland from Sunday, Oct. 20 through Saturday, Oct. 26.

County Executive Marc Elrich will proclaim the week, Economic Development Week, at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21, at the East County Regional Services Center, located at 3300 Briggs Chaney Road in Silver Spring, as he also announces the expansion of the Business Connect program to the East County regional area. County Council President Nancy Navarro and Small Business Administration District Director Antonio Doss are also expected to attend.

“We are excited to celebrate Maryland Economic Development Week here in Montgomery County and highlight some of the business initiatives throughout the County,” said County Executive Elrich.  “My administration has made economic development a top priority and expanding our Business Connect Program to East County is an example of our efforts to nurture businesses throughout the County.  My administration is focused on building an innovative, thriving and inclusive economy that creates jobs and opportunity for our residents.”  

The Montgomery County Business Connect program features classes, counseling and connections to bring support to businesses where they are located. The Montgomery County’s Business Connect partners in the East County regional area include the African American Chamber of Commerce of Montgomery County, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce, IMPACT Silver Spring, Latino Economic Development Corporation, Life Asset, Maryland Small Business Development Center, Maryland Women’s Business Center, SCORE and WorkSource Montgomery.

The Montgomery County Business Solutions Group manages the Business Connect program. For information about doing business in and with Montgomery County, visit the Montgomery County Business Portal. The Business Portal features industry-specific business starter kits, a business calendar, resources and more.

Over the past 10 months, County Executive Elrich has visited with numerous businesses and business organizations around the County to share his vision for growing the economy and to hear directly from business owners about what they need to succeed locally.  

On Wednesday, Oct. 23, Elrich will welcome Truebill, a financial services technology company, to the County. Truebill is relocating its corporate headquarters from San Francisco to Silver Spring. The company’s founders are originally from Montgomery County and attended Montgomery Blair High School.

For more business headlines during MEDA’s Economic Development Week, follow Montgomery County Government on Facebook and Twitter.

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Release ID: 19-341
Media Contact: Sonya Burke;  240-777-6531