Montgomery County Expands “One Stop Shop” Approach to Economic Development

Launches New One-of-a-Kind “Montgomery County To Business /MC2B” Initiative

Blue Bell, PA (April 25, 2014)– The Montgomery County Commissioners sealed the deal to create a one-of-a-kind program, expanding the County’s innovative “one stop shop” approach to economic development. Dubbed the “MC2B” initiative, the partnership offers local businesses a single place in which to obtain and access a full range of business products and services.

The membership of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) approved a plan on Thursday to transfer its economic development programs to the Montgomery County Development Corporation (MCDC). This announcement represents the culmination of an 18-month process to restructure and streamline the Commerce Department and establish new programs to serve the county’s business community. The newly reconstituted MCDC will now be part of the Commerce Department program infrastructure, utilizing shared financial and operational resources to deliver financial programs, workforce development initiatives, and youth programs throughout the county. This unique partnership between Montgomery County, the MCDC, and the other independent authorities operating in the county establishes the Commerce Department as one of the broadest, deepest organizations of its kind in the Commonwealth.

Here is a summary of coverage from the announcement:

Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com

KYW News Radio/CBSPhilly.com

Main Line Media News

The Intelligencer