SMALL BUSINESSES, THE BACKBONE OF THE COMMUNITYA healthy economy requires small business growth and sustainability. We’re here to help turn your great idea into a great business. Rockville placed No. 19 in an online list of the best small cities for starting a small business in a Verizon analysis. We attribute this to our ample resources to help small businesses sustain a fruitful and lucrative journey in Rockville. REDI assists small businesses with funding information, permitting and inspections and community development like creating county connections. Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI) is a public-private partnership formed in 1997 by the City of Rockville, Maryland to strengthen and broaden the city’s economic base through business entrepreneurship, expansion, retention, and recruitment programs. In order to accomplish this goal, REDI offers guidance and support to companies at all stages of growth through a variety of services, which are confidential and mostly without fees. Below is a list of the core services we offer along with additional resources to support your business.
ROCKVILLE, MD GUIDE FOR BUSINESSES
Whether you’re a business that’s new to Rockville, or a long-time member of the Rockville business community, the Guide for Businesses has information to help connect you key local business resources.
Click on the image to the right to open and download the Rockville, MD Guide for Businesses
Established in 2010, Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) is a special initiative of Rockville Economic Development, Inc. that helps female and minority entrepreneurs and small businesses create and grow successful, sustainable enterprises that stimulate job growth and overall economic development.
To help position businesses for profitability and long-term growth, MWBC offers year-round in-person workshops, online training and intensive programs, such as the WEgrow Maryland Leadership & Business Growth Program, Procurement Program, and more. It also offers business assessment and counseling, networking events, and access to resource partnerships & funding.
Mission: To empower small businesses and women entrepreneurs to launch and grow in Maryland’s Capital Region.
Vision: Maryland is a recognized leader for growing and launching successful and innovative women-owned enterprises.
MWBC offers resources to women- and minority-owned businesses and other entrepreneurial enterprises at every stage of business growth that lead to:
- Access to capital
- Job growth
- Overall economic development.
MWBC is supported by:
- Rockville Economic Development, Inc.
- Small Business Administration*
- Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
- Montgomery County
- Frederick County Office of Economic Development
- City of Frederick
- Prince George’s County
- City of Bowie
- City of Rockville
*As an official resource partner of the SBA, MWBC trainings and workshops are funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- REDI staff can conduct personalized searches for your expansion or relocation needs, while providing preliminary information on zoning. Contact us to discuss your needs.
- Due to strong relationships with the City of Rockville, Montgomery County, and the State of Maryland, REDI is enable to coordinate with the appropriate departments to assist businesses and developers in expediting projects. Contact us to discuss your needs.
- From demographic trends to major development projects REDI serves as a resource for information to help your business make key decisions.
- For standard data including demographics, major employers and more, visit this page. For customized information please contact our staff.
- REDI provides connections with potential clients, partners, and funders with local public and private leaders. Contact us to discuss your needs.
- The City of Rockville regularly issues solicitations (IFBs, RFPs and RFQS) for goods and services, and encourages local businesses – especially female, disabled, veteran, and underrepresented community-owned businesses – to apply. Review the City of Rockville’s solicitation page at https://www.rockvillemd.gov/bids.aspx
- The National Disability Institute, Community Navigator Pilot Program, Entrepreneur Growth Accelerator (NDI EGA) provides business owners who identify as having a disability with access to training, resources and strategies to achieve their business growth goals.