The Montgomery Business Development Corporation, established in 2010 by the County Council to attract and retain businesses, on Tuesday debuted a new website it hopes will provide quick and direct information about office openings.
MBDC President Holly Sullivan showed the Council the new-look website and the organization’s new tagline, “Business works here,” in an afternoon briefing.
When Sullivan was hired in November, the MBDC website still listed retired schools Superintendent Jerry Weast and former Planning Department Director Rollin Stanley as non-voting members. There were no projects or resources listed on the site.
In her first months on the job, Sullivan and staff created a new logo and focused on creating a listing of available office space with details on prices and space, as well as information about the county’s highly-educated workforce and amenities.
Sullivan said providing that information in one place was the big takeaway from meetings with representatives of 55 county businesses.
“They wanted a source of information where they could go to to get info quickly,” Sullivan said.
The Council created the quasi-public Montgomery Business Development Corporation as a board of local business leaders in 2010, but later agreed to fund the hiring of a full-time president to jumpstart the organization’s work.
The new home page features a rendering of the Class A office building under construction at 4500 East-West Highway, which D.C.-based Carr Properties hopes will attract tenants in an office market that remains soft. The MBDC operates under a contract with the county’s Department of Economic Development.
Image via Montgomery County Business Development Corporation