On Tuesday, October 5th a panel gathered to discuss the Economic Development of Rockville on a city, county, state and DMV level.
Economic Development panelists included: Brian Barkley – Facilitator, Carla Merritt – MD Department of Commerce, George Thomas – Connected DMV, Ben Wu – MCEDC and Cindy Rivarde – REDI.
Some questions that were asked to the panelists included:
Overview of what each organization does
How they work together
How they promote Rockville for business expansion
What attributes are promoted when Rockville and Montgomery County locations are presented to business recruitment clients.
How can regional engagement benefit Rockville / MC’s economic development
What’s in the project pipeline?
What programs and initiatives are each of them working on
What programs do they provide to businesses?
SBIF, Expansion grant What’s the importance of Bio Health to the Region – as a sectorTwinbrook investmentTransitMillennialsFuture-recent successes
Please watch the full-length presentation to hear all the wonderful things happening in our community.