Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Calls for Support for a Healthy Business Climate

January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015
Contact:  Michelle Guzman
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Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Calls for
Support for a Healthy Business Climate

Rockville, MD – As the Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session opens, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is reiterating the statement shared at the Montgomery County Delegation Priorities Hearing in November to support a healthy business climate.

“When our businesses succeed, our state prospers. That is why it is so important that Maryland has a healthy and competitive business climate,” Georgette “Gigi” Godwin, MCCC President and CEO, stated at the hearing. “I believe that we share a common goal: To support our businesses so that they stay and grow in Maryland and create access to opportunity – that means jobs – right here in Maryland.”

Maryland’s businesses are leaders in Social Responsibility, Green Innovation, the Spirit of Free Enterprise, and, as the center of government contracting, Maryland leads the way in partnerships with the public sector.

MCCC recognized numerous local businesses at the MCCC Business Awards in November and noted that all started out small – most in garages and at kitchen tables in Montgomery County.  In fact, over 75% of MCCC’s members have 50 or fewer employees.

This is good news for Maryland because, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses lead the way in job growth. They are the engines of opportunity and create the jobs of the future for our next generation of talent.

Our public policy needs to continue to support maintaining schools, strengthening infrastructure, and advancing new industries. 

To secure the resources for this support, Maryland’s business climate must be competitive. More companies engaged in commerce means more jobs and opportunities for our residents and more revenue to fund the programs we need and want in Montgomery County and Maryland.

As the MCCC Business Awards Dinner demonstrated, there are many success stories to celebrate in Maryland’s business community. We must continue to grow our economy and support small business success to benefit all residents of Montgomery County and Maryland.

“We look forward to working with the new and returning members of the Montgomery County Delegation and other legislators in Annapolis during this session,” Godwin expressed “To expand access to opportunity and strengthen our economy.”



About The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce: The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) provides an effective voice for a diverse, innovation-driven economy to ensure business success. Its active membership includes small, medium, and large organizations representing a wide range of businesses and industries. Through effective advocacy, programs and events, MCCC helps its members succeed in business. A non-partisan independent 501(c)(6), the Chamber is separate from any national, state, local chamber or other organization. For more information, visit

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