The Maryland House of Delegates passed legislation Thursday afternoon that would designate Glenmont as an enterprise zone and make certain tax credits available for area businesses.
The next step is for the Maryland Senate to consider the bill, with only a little more than two weeks left in the session.
"It needs to move through the Senate a lot faster than traffic currently moves through Glenmont," said Del. Sam Arora (D-Dist. 19) in an email after the Thursday vote.
If approved, Glenmont would become the fourth enterprise zone in Montgomery County, joining Wheaton, Takoma Park and Olde Towne in Gaithersburg.
"This would be a shot in the arm for the Glenmont area and for all of Mid-County," said Arora.
The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development is working on an application to submit to the state regarding the Glenmont Enterprise Zone, and residents will have an opportunity to comment on the draft application at a March 27 public hearing.
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