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REDI Co-Hosts Another I-270 Event
BioHealth Goes International

The I-270 corridor is home to one of the nation's largest biohealth concentrations, which led REDI to partner with economic development and educational groups in Montgomery and Frederick counties to create the 270 Corridor Collaborative. The partnership aims to promote the vibrancy and importance of the biohealth industry to Rockville and the entire National Capital region.
In November the Collaborative organized a lunch-and-learn event for companies to gain insights into the opportunities and pitfalls of entering the global marketplace. Nearly 50 attendees heard from experts at the Maryland Department of Commerce, US Export Assistance Center, and the Maryland Israel Development Center on how companies can leverage resources to fund and market their international ambitions. 

Additionally, the head of a local biohealth company shared both the success stories and the growing pains he experienced by introducing products to several continents.
A key takeaway from the panel discussion was for companies to be diligent in their research of foreign markets, particularly local customs/laws and potential partners in those countries, as mistakes can prove costly to your ambitions. 

For more information on the partners involved in the 270 Corridor Collaborative, visit .
Rewind ICYMI re: First REDI Incentive Winners this year!
Rewind ICYMI re: First REDI Incentive Winners this year!

MWBC  Also "Going International" with New Program

If you are an established business considering growth through international trade, the Maryland Women's Business Center is putting together a program for you!

Acknowledging that "95% of...potential customers are outside of the U.S."*,  the MWBC will be starting a program in 2017 focusing on international trade and how to implement it to grow businesses.

On Friday, December 16, MWBC will host an  Introduction to International Trade panel discussion  w ith experts to highlight how entrepreneurs can expand revenue streams through exporting overseas. 

Expert speakers from the MWBC, Capital One Business Banking, Exim Bank, Maryland Department of Commerce, Small Business Administration (SBA), and U.S. Department of Commerce will share an overview of resources and guidelines for entering the international marketplace. 

The founder of Your Expat Expert, LLC, Tiffanie Kendrick, will also provide firsthand insights on navigating cross-cultural support services for entrepreneurs looking to conduct business outside their home country.

* Source = International Trade Administration
Holiday Toy Drive On

During the annual  Rockville Holiday Drive , sponsored by the City of Rockville,  the Community Services Division collects and distributes new and unopened toys to hundreds of children and families in Rockville.  They need YOUR help!

Last year the city provided:
  • New toys for 497 children in the Secret Toy Shop.
  • Gift cards for 205 teens.
  • Sponsorship for 62 families, with individual gifts for each family member.

Toy donations will be accepted through December 14 at  City Hall,  the City Community Center, and at our REDI offices.

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Chamber Mix & Mingle at Upton

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55,000 SF Purchased by Owner-User at 6 Taft Court
Parties represented by 
Ro Waldron & Bill Quay of  Avison Young and  
Siu Cheung Rossman of Global One Real Estate
The vacant 55,350 SF building on the City's east side was purchased for $5,000,000 by a group of investors with plans to use the majority of the space for senior and child day care facilities. The remainder of the building will be available for lease.
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