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Did we mention that Verizon Business ranked Rockville in the 10th percentile nationwide for “Best Small Cities for Small Businesses”?


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Business Resources


A 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.



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

  • 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.

  • If your business is looking to hire new employees, or train the existing staff, contact us for information on publicly provided recruitment and training services, workforce development, and for more assistance, contact Cindy.

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Helpful Resources

Centrally located in the Mid-Atlantic, Rockville Economic Development, Inc. connects you to other businesses, agencies and the greater Washington, D.C. community.

  • Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) wsscwater.com
  • Baltimore Gas & Electric Company (BGE) bge.com
  • PEPCO pepco.com
  • Washington Gas washingtongas.com
  • The City of Rockville provides itself on providing protection to the residents and businesses of Rockville. View public safety statistics about Rockville.
  • The Department of Community Planning and Development Service provide regular updates about major development applications that are under review and recently approved in the City of Rockville.
  • The City of Rockville is a much sought after location to live and work near Washington, D.C. Rockville offers affordable residential housing near a major metropolitan city.

Success Stories

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We moved to Rockville from DC four years ago, and we love it! It is very family friendly — there are plenty of parks, and we love the town center. Everything is convenient, and the area is very walkable. We also love the community here. We live in a diverse neighborhood, and everyone is very friendly!

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Katie B., Rockville Resident


We can boast about our noteworthy location, incentives and low business costs, but our world revolves around the highly-skilled people and innovative businesses that make Rockville better each day. Rockville is proud to be a leader in science and tech, and home to nationally-recognized educational institutions, federal organizations, and world class talent.