Councilmember Hans Riemer (At-Large), the Council’s lead member for digital government and a member of the committee on economic development, has applauded the new partnership between Montgomery County Government and the Washington, DC-based tech incubator 1776.
County officials look to the partnership to significantly expand the County's innovation program in order to modernize County services, as well as foster regional entrepreneurship networks that will strengthen the local economy.
The agreement is the first partnership between 1776, which receives funding from the District of Columbia, and a local government outside of the District. It is part of a groundbreaking effort by the County and 1776 to foster regional economic strategies.
Riemer worked with County Executive Ike Leggett and 1776 to organize a roundtable for local entrepreneurs housed at 1776, which sparked many ideas for how they could join forces.
See more information in the news release.