Montgomery County ranks 20th among the wealthiest in the United States and 12th among its most diverse. It’s a dualling tale of wealth and poverty, primarily among its Black and Brown populations. Due mainly to historical events that have been hostile to non-white people and policies that have adversely impacted immigrant communities, the county’s emerging multicultural majority holds significantly less wealth and an overall lower quality of life. On the one hand, this does not bode well for the county’s future.
On the other, it offers endless opportunities for businesses to engage in problem-solving, positively impact their communities, and leave a lasting legacy through corporate engagement and corporate social responsibility.