White Flint is a targeted area for the 3R Initiative Restaurant & Retail Grant program to support locally-owned businesses.

Now through November 5, restaurants and retailers can apply to MCEDC for up to $5,000 to pay for expenses related to adapting business operations during the pandemic, including e-commerce expenses and delivery fees.

While any locally-owned retailer or restauranteur with fewer than 100 employees is welcome to apply for funding and technical assistance, the 3R Initiative Restaurant & Retail Grant will prioritize businesses in ten target areas: Burtonsville/Briggs Chaney, White Oak, Wheaton/Glenmont, Aspen Hill, Germantown, Damascus, Takoma-Langley, Four Corners, Montgomery Hills, and Twinbrook/White Flint.

Find the application and FAQs here, as well as information on the Reopen Montgomery program, which may reimburse your business for purchases like outdoor seating and air filtration.

Please reach out to MCEDC at 3R@thinkmoco.com with any questions.

Some interesting … and good … business news as well a chance to provide input


Fast Growing Companies Call Montgomery County Home – Congratulations to the 49 Montgomery County companies that made the 2020 Inc. 5000 list—a compilation of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. The number of Montgomery County companies on the list grew by 20% over last year, and included North Bethesda’s mPower Financing.

Montgomery County One of Lowest Office Vacancy Rates in RegionCoStar, a leading resource for office inventory data, found Montgomery County compares well to neighboring counties. Of the six largest jurisdictions in the region, Montgomery County has one of the lowest office vacancy rates at 12.8%, second only to Washington D.C. (12.1%). This data is for the second quarter of 2020.

Streetsense & MCEDC Consumer Survey – Calling Montgomery County residents: we’d like your perspective as retail and restaurant customers. Your answers will inform a new initiative to help independently owned restaurants and retail establishments adapt to new public health requirements and changing consumer spending habits in light of COVID-19. Please fill out the survey here.

Terrific MCEDC Resources

Looking for something interesting to peruse on this snow day? Want to learn more about our White Flint/Pike District neighborhood? You can discover information, graphics, videos, and more at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) website.

HQ2 Branding Video:

HQ2 Aerial Video:

White Flint Business Location Brochure:


White Flint Business Location Landing Page and One-Sheet:


Think Success: Music Center at Strathmore

White Flint video they created for Amazon:

Pike District Stats and White Flint Development Projects: