Economic Competitiveness

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  1. Fair Share from Annapolis
    1. Work to bring more state investment in Montgomery County, which is Maryland's economic engine. Investing state tax dollars in Metro, MCPS, Strathmore, and the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center brings jobs, regional economic growth, a more robust tax base for the State, and improves Montgomery County’s brand as a good place to do business. It’s important to use our resources to help raise all boats in Maryland and do so we need to advocate for greater state investment in our community.
    1. Public Childcare
      1. Childcare can post a significant financial burden to new families that often results in one parent leaving the workforce. Providing public childcare for children ages 0-5 will allow both parents to continue to contribute to the economy. 
    2. Opposing Corporate Welfare
      1. Revoke tens of millions of dollars in tax-credits for corporations with thousands of employees.

    Staying Competitive

    Montgomery County is Maryland's economic engine. Investing state tax dollars in Metro, Strathmore, and the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center brings jobs, regional economic growth, a more robust tax base for the State, and improves Montgomery County’s brand as a good place to do business. It’s important to use our resources to help raise all boats in Maryland and do so we need to advocate for greater state investment in our community. Our premier public education system attracts young families to the area and our vibrant culture keeps them here. We also, regrettably, endure the worst traffic in the nation and maintain a cost of living that is often prohibitive for our own children post-graduation.

    There is a demographic gap between when our students enter the workforce and when they ultimately return to enroll the next generation in our schools. Montgomery County must retain, and in some instances regain, its edge in regional competition with Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia. Action must be taken at all levels of government, and in the private sector, to make Montgomery County the top destination for young professionals and entrepreneurial businesses. Each year Montgomery County loses out on the economic productivity and tax revenues that the Millennial generation brings to surrounding communities. Enriching our communities with the contributions of an entire generation that has been left out of our development plans will strengthen our tax base, which in turn will facilitate an expansion of services to the entire population.