November 22, 2019

Input Sought for County’s Comprehensive Economic Strategy

Montgomery County’s Comprehensive Economic Strategy (CES) proposes a set of strategies to advance the County's future economic prosperity. As a comprehensive blueprint for the continued economic prosperity of the County, the CES addresses issues of business vitality (including target industries), talent, entrepreneurship, and placemaking. Each has the goal of increasing access to jobs, enhancing the success of the County's businesses and expanding the tax base.

The CES is important because it gives guidance and direction to the County’s economic development partner, the Economic Development Corporation, to execute the strategy through its annual plan and budget.

Economic planning helps identify deficiencies in the economy and the social structure that needs the maximum attention from the standpoint of economic growth.

Residents can review and respond to the proposed pathway forward at