Comptroller and Treasurer to Host Montgomery County Economic Roundtable

-          Industry Leaders and Policy Makers to Provide First-hand Account                                       of Economic Climate in the County –



WHO:             Comptroller Peter Franchot

                        Treasurer Nancy Kopp

County Business leaders

County Chambers of Commerce

Local officials


WHAT:          Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp will lead a discussion on how Montgomery County’s economy can grow even in the face of a government shutdown. Business and industry leaders, advocacy groups and state and county government officials will give first-hand accounts of the economic climate in the county and the direction it is headed with suggestions for how the county and state can assist local businesses. The event’s sessions will include a review of economic data and statistics from faculty of the University of Maryland.  Full agenda attached


WHEN           Monday, October 14, 2013


WHERE:       9 a.m. to Noon

                        Universities of Maryland at Shady Grove

Building II Auditorium         

                        9630 Gudelsky Drive             

                        Rockville, MD 20850            


CONTACT:  Joe Shapiro 443-871-2244 (mobile) 










Montgomery County Economic Roundtable Agenda



9:00- 9:15:  Welcome, remarks from Comptroller Franchot, Treasurer Kopp,


9:15-9:30: Economic Data

-Review of Economic Data and Statistics: UMD


9:30- 10:00:  Panel One: Real Estate


-Bruce Lee, President, LDG Development

-Ken Abramowitz, RE/MAX Realty Centre

-Bryant Foulger, Managing Principal, Foulger & Pratt


10:05- 10:25: Panel Two Tech Trek:


-Michael Priddy, CEO, Intervise

-Don Goodwin, Executive VP, ByteGrid


10:30- 11:00 Panel Three: Consumer Spending:


-Pat Donoho, Executive Director, Maryland Retailers’ Association

- Tammy Darvish, Vice President, DarCars Automotive Group

- Lynn Martins, Owner, Seibel’s Restaurant


11:00- 11:45: Economic Discussion moderated by Holly Sullivan, President, Montgomery Business Development Corporation


- Steve Silverman, Director, Montgomery County Economic Development

-Adam Greenberg, President, Potomac Chamber of Commerce

-Georgette Godwin, President, Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

-Jane Redicker, President, Greater Silver Spring Chamber of Commerce

- Allen DeLeon, Board Member, Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber

-Chris Rulen, Vice President, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce






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