Here’s How I Am Working for a Better Montgomery County

Small Business and Permit Streamlining

While corporate location decisions such as Amazon HQ2 and Marriott dominate the news, the reality is that most of our community’s private sector jobs are with smaller companies. We rely upon entrepreneurs to start companies and run them successfully, and county government should provide resources for these business owners to succeed. That is why I co-authored legislation to create the Business Solutions Group, which seeks to provide business owners with resources for every stage of growth.

 New businesses often have challenges with real estate and construction. The process for building commercial space is heavily impacted by County government, state government, and outside agencies such as WSSC, Pepco, and others. That is why I am leading the council’s ongoing efforts to reform the development process by instituting metric systems for accountability, reorganizing bureaucracy, and requiring regular reporting.