A Message from President and CEO David Petr

A Message from President and CEO David Petr

David PetrIt’s a new day for economic development in Montgomery County, with a fresh perspective and a level of service expected by our business community. The growing team of professionals at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation has been working to seize the immediate opportunities ahead of us, and plan for long-term success with bold, new strategic initiatives.

Business retention and expansion efforts continue to be a priority with the team. We are engaging with businesses across the county to add value and remove barriers as needed, because we know that the greatest job growth will be generated by those businesses already located in the region.

We are exploring programs that will enable smart business growth and are seeking out research and thought leaders in the region. In addition to Cybersecurity and Life Sciences, we are seeing opportunities in a variety of industries, from start-ups to large companies. In time, we will fuel entrepreneurial activities and infrastructure investments to encourage growth from within our county.

During my time meeting with business owners, economic partners and government officials, business competitiveness has been a common theme. It is an area of focus as we look to compete regionally and beyond. Together, we can make this county the best it can be for business and overall quality of life. I truly believe that now is the time for Montgomery County. With your support, we will accomplish great things.

David Petr, CEO, MCEDC