Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MBDC Launches Web site to Help New and Current Businesses

The Montgomery Business Development Corporation has launched a new Web site that includes the only tool in operation that enables users to see available sites or leasable space throughout the County. It also has extensive demographic information.

The Web site includes business-friendly features, data resources and information to support existing and future business and development in the vibrant economy. The site, which is free and available to all users, can be found at

The Montgomery Business Development Corporation was established by the Montgomery County Council in 2010 as an apolitical organization to provide a business-friendly perspective regarding economic development issues. MBDC’s goals include providing strategic planning, retaining and attracting business and legislative and regulatory advocacy. I was pleased to be the lead sponsor on this legislation.

Due in part to its unique business perspective, the Montgomery Business Development Corporation has been a tremendous asset in ensuring Montgomery County’s continued role as one of the nation’s top economic engines, Now, with the new Web site, MBDC is rolling out the welcome mat for those looking to relocate to Montgomery County—as well as providing valuable information for those who are already here. This is a terrific resource, and I encourage everyone to take a look.

Features of the MBDC Web site include:

·       The Site Selection Tool. This will enable site selection consultants, brokers, developers and prospective businesses to have access to a detailed database of land and buildings in the county. The Site Selection Tool is linked to Loopnet to offer the most current available real estate database.

·       Marketing Assistance. Comprehensive data and marketing materials are now available to promote doing business in Montgomery County. Web site visitors can get details on the location of the County (including maps), information on business advantages, major employers, operating costs, the local government, infrastructure, talent, culture and lifestyles.

·       Economic Data. This section provides current and relevant regional economic and demographic data, which supports the expansion of existing businesses while also presenting marketing opportunities for new business investments.

·       News and Policy Updates. Updated feeds on business news and legislation that impacts economic development will always be current.

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