People have come to Montgomery County, Maryland from every corner of the globe. Montgomery County Sister Cities Inc. was established to connect Montgomery County to the world by encouraging and fostering friendship, partnership, and mutual cooperation through educational, cultural, social, economic, humanitarian, and charitable exchanges between the people of Montgomery County and people from various nations around the world. The organization’s objectives include:
(a) Encouraging the people of Montgomery County, Maryland and the people of similar communities in other nations to acquire information about each other and to understand one another as individuals, as members of their community, as citizens of their country, and as part of the family of nations.
(b) As a consequence of such knowledge and information, fostering a continuing relationship of mutual concern between the people of Montgomery County, Maryland and the people of similar communities in other nations.
(c) Undertaking activities and programs as well as providing the appropriate cooperation, assistance, education, and mutual understanding between Montgomery County and similar communities in other nations.
(d) Participating as an organization in the promoting, fostering, and publicizing of local, state, and national programs of international cooperation.
Montgomery County, with a population of more than one million people, is Maryland’s largest and the most populous jurisdiction. The County is adjacent to the nation’s capital Washington, D.C. and has an area of 497 sq mi (1,285 km2).
As part of the National Capital Region, Montgomery County is home to 18 federal agencies including the world-class National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. An epicenter for biotechnology on the East Coast with over 300 biotech companies, Montgomery County leads the nation in knowledge economy. While Montgomery County is a national model for preserving its vast green space and over 400 public parks, it is also a vibrant urban center with six commercial corridors and home to such internationally prominent companies as Marriott International, Discovery Communications, and Lockheed Martin.
Montgomery County is also known for having the most highly educated workforce in America, boasting top educational institutions and the highest percentage of residents with advanced degrees in the nation. The community is also a multicultural haven, with nearly one third of Montgomery residents born outside the United States. Additionally, Montgomery County has earned a reputation as a world-class cultural arts community, with such state-of-the-art venues as the Music Center at Strathmore, BlackRock Center for the Arts, and the American Film Institute.
For more information about Montgomery County visit the Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County. For additional information visit the Montgomery County Government Website or the Department of Economic Development Website .
Link to Office of Community Partnerships website.