The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Clean Currents to Expand Headquarters in Rockville, Stay in Montgomery County through 2016

The Department of Economic Development today announced that it has awarded Rockville-based green energy firm Clean Currents an Economic Development Fund (EDF) Grant to support the firm’s planned expansion of its headquarters facility.  In return, Clean Currents, a tenant of the Rockville Innovation Center, has committed to keeping its headquarters in Montgomery County through 2016.
“It’s great to get a vote of confidence in our future growth prospects from Montgomery County,” said Gary Skulnik, co-founder of Clean Currents. “We’re proud to be the only green electricity company based in Montgomery County, a place where consumers demand clean energy and where our county leaders are way ahead of the curve in promoting greener practices.”
 Founded in 2005, Clean Currents provides green electricity for homes and businesses in Maryland and Washington, DC.  It is the only energy provider in Maryland that is a certified B-Corporation and that exclusively offers certified green energy products.
“Clean Currents is a shining star within the County’s Business Innovation Network and our Department is proud to support their continued growth and success in Montgomery County for many more years to come,” said Steve Silverman, director of the Department of Economic Development. “Our job is to implement strategic programs to support business and job growth in the County and Clean Currents is a perfect example of this.”
Clean Currents is actively recruiting for two new positions this summer, and has a goal of adding two to five additional new jobs in the second half of the year.
 “Montgomery County is forging a path to a cleaner, greener economy that creates economic growth and innovation, and Clean Currents is very happy to be a big part of that future,” said Skulnik.

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