David Petr, President and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp., headlines the Small Business Network event on Jan. 19 at MCM’s studios.

His topic: “Connections, Capital and Customers: A New Vision for Economic Development in MoCo.”


David Petr is an accomplished economic development professional with proven expertise elevating the profitability, visibility and performance of diverse organizations through expert orchestration of comprehensive business development, advocacy and marketing programs.
The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is the official public-private economic organization representing Montgomery County, Maryland. Montgomery County is a knowledge-based business and research hub strategically located next to Washington, D.C. and is the epicenter for biotechnology, health information technology, cybersecurity and a diverse range of knowledge industries in the Mid-Atlantic region.

The County has one of the highest per capita income levels in the United States and is also recognized for one of the highest levels of advanced education. Montgomery County also boasts one of the most culturally diverse populations in the state.

Montgomery County is also a leading economic driver within the State of Maryland and is the premiere address for the mid-Atlantic’s robust business community. It is centrally located in the region’s federal and advanced technology marketplace and offers a variety of competitive advantages to doing business.

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