Montgomery County has a wealth of organizations and opportunities to grow and advance your business. Here are our top picks of local resources to both inform you and help meet your potential business needs.
U S Census Bureau
Besides being the official source of statistical data tracking of the general population and national economy, the US Census Bureau also drills down and provides practical useful business data on wholesale and retail sales, imports, exports, consumer data, and even daily commuter patterns by region.
Maryland Workforce Expressway
A new Maryland government resource focused on workforce development which offers various education, training, employment, and regulatory services to connect businesses with a skilled workforce. These services provide both employers and employees with the opportunity to improve their performance and thrive in Maryland.
Office Workforce Information and Performance (OWIP)
OWIP’s mission is to collect, analyze, and produce labor market and workforce information as a service to businesses, job seekers, students, workforce and economic development programs and their community of service providers in Maryland. OWIP makes workforce and economic data and analysis easily accessible for informed decisions, from individual choices to workforce and economic policy directions. (Examples of available data include: employment levels, unemployment levels, wage and earnings data, labor supply and demand, employment projections, and real-time labor market information.)
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR)
DLLR is the State agency responsible for the oversight of federal and state funded programs to support workforce development in Maryland that meet the needs of business, as well as, elevate the work skills, work opportunities and earning power of Marylanders. DLLR has also been recognized nationwide for its success in fostering and implementing innovative initiatives, including non-traditional Registered Apprenticeship programs to generate a pipeline of highly skilled, productive workers for businesses; and also the Maryland Business Works (MBW) grant, designed to elevate the work skills and earnings of incumbent workers, while simultaneously improving the productivity, competitiveness and sustainable growth of the participating businesses.
Maryland Department of Commerce (MDOC)
As the state's primary economic development agency, the Maryland Department of Commerce stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and by providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies. The Department also promotes the state's many economic advantages and markets local products and services at home and abroad to spur economic development and international investment, trade and tourism.
Economic Development (MCEDC)
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization created in 2016 to help promote economic growth in Montgomery County. MCEDC has experienced business retention and recruitment professionals ready to help you achieve your business success in Montgomery County.
REDI (Rockville Economic Development Incorporated)
Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) was formed in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) by the City of Rockville to proactively support existing industry and attract new businesses to the city. REDI provides businesses with the necessary tools to get started in Rockville and offers guidance and support to business ventures in the city.
SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. We have been doing this for over fifty years. Because our work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and thanks to our network of 10,000 volunteers, we are able to deliver our services at no charge or at very low cost.
TEDCO was created by the Maryland State Legislature in 1998 to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology from Maryland’s research universities and federal labs into the marketplace and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State.
TEDCO is an independent organization that strives to be Maryland’s lead source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies in Maryland’s innovation economy.
Maryland Tech Council is a collaborative community that is actively engaged in building strong technology and life science industries by supporting the efforts of our individual members. On December 30, 2016, the Tech Council of Maryland and the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council merged to create the Maryland Tech Council (MTC). They are the largest technology trade association in the state of Maryland with over 600 members and provide value by giving them a forum to learn, share, and connect. The valuable resources they provide to their members help them reach their full potential as vital members of their communities.
Start Up Maryland
Driven from within the startup community and led by/for entrepreneurs, Startup Maryland is peer-driven and focused on high-growth ventures. Forged on the themes spawned by national initiatives, Startup Maryland strives to connect innovation communities.Startup Maryland rallies entrepreneurs, supporters and other innovation stakeholders around four main mission themes: Celebration, Coaching, Curation and Capital.