As the voice of business in Montgomery County and the region, MCCC works proactively with elected and appointed officials at the federal, state and local levels to promote a business-friendly environment.

MCCC monitors issues of importance to the business community and takes positions on more than 100 pieces of legislation each year focused on economic competitiveness, business opportunities and strategic capital investments.

What's New

October 1, 2016 - Earned Sick and Safe Leave goes into effect in Montgomery County

December 1, 2016 - U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Regulations go into effect 

The 2016 Subdivision Staging Policy is currently being reviewed by the Montgomery County Council. See Montgomery County Advocacy for more information.

Examples of MCCC Advocacy Impact:


  • MCCC obtained extended comment period for "game changing" SBA proposed rule changes
  • MCCC opposed insourcing in government projects which led to a dramatic reduction in the rate of insourcing in government projects.
  • MCCC advocated for Federal Climate Services to be located in Montgomery County. President Obama announced it will be located at NOAA in Gaithersburg.
  • MCCC successfully advocated for including a mentor protégé program for women, SDVOSB’s, and Hub Zone Companies in the Small Business Jobs Bill.
  • MCCC Advocated for parity in SBA set-aside programs. The language was adopted into the Small Business Act.
  • MCCC Advocated for Maryland’s regional competitiveness in GSA Leasing.


  • Electronic Filing of Excise Taxes (Special thanks to Senator Madaleno and Delegate Moon)
  • Lowered Interest Rates on Tax Deficiencies (Special thanks to Delegate Fraser Hidalgo)
  • Personal Property Tax Credit for New and Small Business (Special thanks to Delegate Luedtke)
  • Tax Credit for Commuter Benefits
  • Streamlining Corporate Returns Filing Dates
  • Drunk Driving Reduction Act of 2016 (Noah’s Law)
  • Capital funds for The Universities at Shady Grove
  • Funding for Maryland companies participating in the National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement
  • Augustine Commission bills (restructure DBED, Apprenticeship Program, Impact on Small Business, Tech Transfer, Customer Service Training)
  • Increasing Veteran Owned Business participation in State procurement
  • Ensuring taxes paid by online consumers were remitted to the State
  • Preserving numerous business and R&D tax credits for strategic enterprises
  • Studying the use of WMATA by Maryland riders
  • Tax reform resulting in the recoupling of the Estate Tax (2014)
  • Dedicated transportation funding (2013) and
  • Expanded access to opportunities for small business (2012)


  • Transportation Funding – MCCC led the fight to establish a blue ribbon commission to address critical long-term funding challenges for the transportation trust fund at the State Level. The result has been more resources to address important projects at the local level, such as the Purple Line and the Corridor Cities Transitway.
  • Land Use – The Montgomery County Chamber was an active participant in the formation of two visionary Master Plans for Montgomery County in White Flint and Gaithersburg West. MCCC supports the vision of the White Oak Master Plan.
  • Operating Budgets – The Chamber provides annual guidance to County government on the Operating Budget. In addition, during FY 2011, we advocated against exorbitant increases in the Montgomery County Energy Tax and continue to work to sunset the law.

MCCC Advocacy Priorities and Wins, September 2015


Stay Informed

MCCC offers a number of opportunities for members to stay informed and provide input into the legislative process.


President and CEO Gigi Godwin with Vice President of Government Relations and Communications Ilaya Hopkins and members of the Venable LLP team Brian Quinn, Marta Harting, and John Stierhoff Venable LLP


MCCC Strategic Partners