Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passes resolution declaring

May 2018 Business Appreciation Month


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
May 15, 2018

Montgomery County, Virginia
Economic Development Department

 
 
 
 

Montgomery County, Virginia – On May 14th, 2018, the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors declared May 2018 as Business Appreciation Month and encouraged all citizens to recognize the businesses in Montgomery County that make our community such a great place to work, live and play.  Below is the entire resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors. 

AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF THE COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY, VIRGINIA HELD ON THE 14TH DAY OF MAY, 2018 AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE BOARD CHAMBERS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER, 755 ROANOKE STREET, CHRISTIANSBURG, VIRGINIA:

R-FY-18-149

BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH

MAY 2018

On a motion by M. Todd King, seconded by Sara R. Bohn and carried unanimously,

             WHEREAS, Governor Ralph Northam has proclaimed May 2018 as Business Appreciation Month in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

             WHEREAS, Virginia businesses play a pivotal role in strengthening our Commonwealth by embracing job creation, innovative technologies, and employing a diverse workforce to preserve the economic well-being of all our citizens; and 

             WHEREAS, Virginia businesses provide nearly 3.1 million jobs to our citizens throughout the Commonwealth and offer a variety of services and products worldwide; and 

             WHEREAS, Virginia businesses operate in diverse industries, including advanced manufacturing, energy, life sciences, tourism, agribusiness and information technology; and 

             WHEREAS, Virginia is currently home to more than 35 Fortune 1,000 firms and 69 firms with annual revenues of $500 million or more, and ninety-seven percent of Virginia companies are small businesses; and

             WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors is dedicated to improving the quality of life throughout Montgomery County by encouraging positive economic growth that creates meaningful career opportunities, expands the commercial tax base to support the delivery of vital public services, and protects our quality of life; and

             WHEREAS, The Board of Supervisors recognizes the accomplishments of Virginia's entrepreneurs, small and medium size businesses, and major employers that contribute greatly to building and sustaining a new Virginia economy; and

             WHEREAS, Investments made or announced by projects supported by Montgomery County topped $13.7 million in 2017 creating 195 new jobs and retaining 183 existing jobs; and 

             WHEREAS, It is fitting to offer the citizens of Montgomery County a unique opportunity to recognize our existing businesses for the essential role they play in driving the new Virginia economy.

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Board of Supervisors of Montgomery County, Virginia that the Board of Supervisors recognizes May 2018 as BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH in Montgomery County and encourages all citizens to recognize the businesses in Montgomery County that make our community a great place to work, live and play.

 

The vote on the foregoing resolution was as follows:

AYE                              NAY                               ABSENT

Sara R. Bohn                None                              Mary W. Biggs

April N. DeMotts

Steve R. Fijalkowski

M. Todd King

Darrell O. Sheppard

Christopher A. Tuck

 

About Us

Montgomery County, Virginia - home of Virginia Tech and the towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg - is a progressive, technology-driven community with an abundance of outdoor amenities. The Montgomery County Economic Development Department actively supports the startup, retention and expansion of companies in Montgomery County as well as the recruitment of new businesses to the community.  To learn more, visit www.YesMontgomeryVA.org.

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