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Montgomery County Economic Development Recognizes Economic Development Week 2022

May 9, 2022, 11:31 AM

Celebrate IEDC's Economic Development Week May 9 through May 13 2022

Montgomery County, VA – The Montgomery County Economic Development Department (MCDED) marks the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022, as Economic Development week, as officially proclaimed by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors at their April 25, 2022, meeting. During this week, Montgomery County will join communities across North America in celebrating and recognizing the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

“Economic development is a crucial component of any thriving community,” said Montgomery County Administrator Craig Meadows. “Montgomery County welcomes the opportunity to celebrate Economic Development Week. Facilitating growth and expansion of both new and existing businesses in our community is vital in continuing to make Montgomery County a great place for our citizens to live and work.”  

The MCDED is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Montgomery County by encouraging positive economic growth through strategies that support the startup, retention, and expansion of businesses already in the County, as well as the attraction of new targeted industries to the community.

In 2021, the MCDED visited with 51 separate existing Montgomery County companies through its Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program. Four companies supported through the program announced or completed an expansion or relocation project by the end of the year. This will result in $28.28 million in total new investment in Montgomery County, as well as 195 new jobs.

To read more about the MCDED’s recent activities, head over to our 2021 Annual Report, and visit IEDC’s website to learn more about Economic Development Week. Stay tuned all week on the MCDED social media pages as we continue to celebrate the important role that economic development plays in our community. 

About Us

mcded logo blueMontgomery 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

About the International Economic Development Council

IEDC LogoThe International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is a non-profit membership organization serving economic developers. With more than 4,300 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind. Economic developers promote economic well-being and quality of life for their communities, by creating, retaining and expanding jobs that facilitate growth, enhance wealth and provide a stable tax base. From public to private, rural to urban, and local to international, IEDC’s members are engaged in the full range of economic development experience. Given the breadth of economic development work, our members are employed in a wide variety of settings including local, state, provincial and federal governments, public-private partnerships, chambers of commerce, universities and a variety of other institutions. IEDC’s members create high-quality jobs, develop vibrant communities and improve the quality of life in their regions.

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!