Our Mission

Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED)

The Montgomery County, Va., Department of Economic Development (MCDED) is a local government agency serving the county residents by carrying out the Board of Supervisors’ vision and policies for economic development in Montgomery County. 

Our mission is to improve the quality of life throughout Montgomery County (i.e. Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Elliston-Shawsville, and Riner) by encouraging positive economic growth that 1) creates meaningful career opportunities for county residents, 2) expands the commercial tax base to support the delivery of vital public services and 3) protects our enviable quality of life.

The Department accomplishes its mission through the following strategies, including: 

  • BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION - Our business retention and expansion program supports the viability and growth of companies already in Montgomery County.
  • BUSINESS ATTRACTION & MARKETING - Our business attraction and marketing efforts attract new businesses to Montgomery County by marketing the community to site consultants, corporate real estate executives and prospective businesses.
  • ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT - Our entrepreneurial development activities support the startup and growth of new businesses in Montgomery County.
  • WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT - Our workforce development initiatives strengthen the local labor force to match the needs of Montgomery County industries.
  • COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT & REUSE - Our commercial real estate development & reuse initiatives ensure that Montgomery County has adequate infrastructure, sites and buildings to support economic growth.
  • COMMUNICATIONS & OUTREACH - Our communications and outreach efforts strategically leverage various digital mediums to spread the exciting things happing in Montgomery County.


Interested in Locating or Expanding Your Business in Montgomery County, Va.?

The Montgomery County, Virginia Department of Economic Development (MCDED) is a one-stop resource and single point of contact for companies looking for help with their relocation or business expansion plans in Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg, Virginia.

As part of our mission to ensure the success and growth of the our local economy, we are committed to helping national businesses find a home in our community while also providing services and support to those companies already here.  

MCDED can provide your business with vital business tools such as Montgomery County demographics, financing, site selection and redevelopment services. We can also act as an intermediary between you and our public/private-sector partners to help your business thrive in Montgomery County-Blacksburg-Christiansburg and beyond. Test.

Contact Us

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) offers a number of free and confidential services and resources to help companies large and small. We welcome the opportunity to provide direct assistance to companies interested in starting, expanding or relocating a business in Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Contact us today!