March 13, 2024

BioTech and Life Sciences Business and Brad L. Stewart of Montgomery Economic Development Are Featured in Newest ‘What’s Happening MoCo’ Podcast


Montgomery County’s Economic Develop Corporation’s (MCEDC) Senior Vice President Brad L. Stewart joined the latest episode of the What’s Happening MoCo podcast, which is now available. The episode centers on biotech and life sciences business in the County.

Mr. Stewart shared his career journey and provide insight into the County’s biotech and life sciences industry and will talk about the growth of AstraZeneca and United Therapeutics in the region.

To hear the interview and gain some tips for local entrepreneurs, listen to the What’s Happening MoCo podcast via a podcast platform including Apple Podcasts Spotify, Amazon Music (ask Alexa to play the What’s Happening MoCo podcast), iHeartRadio, TuneIn and others. The video version of the podcast can be viewed on the What’s Happening MoCo Facebook page or on County Cable Montgomery, Xfinity Channel 996, RCN 1056 or Verizon 30.

Mr. Stewart is a serial biotech entrepreneur now working to grow Montgomery County’s economy, which approaches $100 billion per year and is the leading economic driver of Maryland. When asked about what attracts large businesses to set up in the County, he said, “Talent. You have to have a nexus with people with the skills necessary to work in those companies.”

He went on to say the County’s proximity to the nation’s capital and major life sciences institutions also contribute to the value of doing business in Montgomery County.

Residents and others interested in asking a question or suggesting a topic to be addressed in a future episode are encouraged to engage via the Facebook page, group or via e-mail at

In past episodes, podcast host Derrick Kenny has addressed a wide variety of subjects. The show’s guests have included elected officials, Montgomery employees who specialize in specific aspects of government, business leaders and entertainers who live in the County. New podcasts are released twice a month.

The What’s Happening MoCo podcast episode archives can be accessed by visiting the podcast’s webpage.