Montgomery County lawmakers want to change their approach to economic development in response to claims that they are unfriendly to business.
The county's Department of Economic Development needs to be more entrepreneurial and less bureaucratic says County Council President Roger Berliner, D-Bethesda
Discussions with business leaders indicate that zoning and permitting processes are cumbersome. In addition, state taxes and regulations in Maryland are burdensome enough that some companies pick business-friendly Virginia over Maryland.
More on the reform efforts here.