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Site Selection

In Montgomery County, Maryland, businesses succeed, companies make all the right connections, and employees prosper and enjoy a high quality of living. We offer high quality office space, an expansive infrastructure, a skilled workforce and access to private and federal decision-makers.

Make the right move… to Montgomery County!

Finding the Perfect Spot

The Maryland Department of Commerce offers site selection resources that allow you to browse available buildings, sites, incubators or research parks​. Personalized assistance can be accessed through the Office of Business Development.

Once you have found a spot, check to see if it qualifies for the Montgomery County MOVE program, an innovative approach to attracting new businesses to Montgomery County. Eligible new businesses will receive a one-time grant to offset relocation costs upon signing a commercial lease within the county.

Businesses new to the county that lease up to 10,000 square feet of Class A or B office space in the county may receive a grant of $8/sf.  This represents an increase of $4/sf from the pilot program. All industries (except retail and restaurant) and all leases up to 10,000 square feet are now eligible.
Participation in the program involves 3 simple steps:

  1. Sign a 3 year (minimum) commercial lease
  2. Complete an application
  3. Mail the completed application along with the supporting documents to:
    Montgomery County Department of Finance
    101 Monroe St., Suite 1500
    Rockville, MD 20850

Supporting documentation includes a copy of the signed lease and evidence of occupancy (i.e., a utility bill).  Please see the application for a complete list of required documents. Applications must be received within 90 days of lease signing. Once an application is reviewed and approved, the applicant will receive a grant based on the square feet leased. A pre-qualification letter can be issued upon request.

For more information about the MOVE Program, email Gene Smith or call him at 240-777-2011.

Montgomery County Business Assistance

As you are growing your business, you might find it helpful to learn about resources available to help you grow in Montgomery County. The Business Relationship Manager/Small Business Navigator is available to assist with questions about the relationship between business and county government.

This position is designed to help businesses navigate County government. Assistance might be related to rules, regulations or licensing; permitting; procurement, or simply improved communication with County departments and agencies.

In order to meet businesses where they are, Montgomery County has established the Office Hours program providing free one-on-one business assistance to business owners at locations throughout the county. Assistance is available to any business located within Montgomery County or considering a move to Montgomery County. 

Office hours are by appointment only.
Register for your one-on-one session today! 

Contact: Judy Stephenson, 240-777-2012
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Shared Office Space

Businesses interested in starting in, or moving to, Montgomery County will find many options avialble, including a variety of shared offices. There are different types of office environments to choose from, ensuring a good fit for most every business. 

Business Innovation Network

An office-space option for emerging companies in strategic industries is the Montgomery County Business Innovation Network (BIN). With facilities in various locations throughout the county, the BIN offers a viable alternative for specific types of businesses.

The Rockville Innovation Center serves as a resource for health tech and biotech startups and companies at the convergence across disciplines that is driving new technology development in the Internet of Things, personalized medicine and other connected health devices where cybersecurity is a major consideration.

The Germantown Innovation Center is the County’s premier incubator for life sciences companies featuring wet labs and clean rooms in partnership with Montgomery College’s state-of-the-art biotech facilities.



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