Location & Infrastructure
Rockville, the 3rd largest city in Maryland with a population of nearly 70,000, is a vibrant community developed over 14 square miles and poised for future success. The city is located just 12 miles northwest of the nation’s capital and 35 miles southwest of Baltimore. Rockville’s central location provides easy access to Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, and Maryland’s other thriving cities.
Rockville is served by three Metro rail stations, several major highways, and three major airports. Uniquely positioned along the I-270 BioTech corridor, Rockville is in the center of a variety of technology-based businesses and a daytime labor force of more than 80,000 people. There is also a wealth of existing key business clusters providing Rockville a competitive advantage in a variety of areas including the life sciences, hospitality, cybersecurity, advanced technologies, professional services companies and entrepreneurship. Rockville is also situated near 15 federal agencies, including FDA, HHS, National Cancer Institute, NIH, and NIST.
Rockville possesses a strong sense of community and benefits from a highly-educated, ethnically-diverse and engaged citizenry, stable neighborhoods, annual celebrations, and a wide range of recreational and cultural opportunities. The City’s downtown serves as the county seat for Montgomery County, one of the most affluent and well-educated counties in the United States.
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The HUBZone program is a federal initiative that aims to support small business development in historically underutilized business zones. The goal of the program is to award at least 3% of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions. Learn more about the HUBZone program here: https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/hubzone-program
As of July 1, 2023 Rockville will have a HUBZone. You can find details on Rockville’s HUBZone here: https://maps.certify.sba.gov/hubzone/map#center=39.070020,-77.106842&zoom=13&latlng=39.059689,-77.113880
The City of Rockville has a number of dynamic, successful commercial corridors and business neighborhoods. See below for a description of each of these areas.