The Rockville Mayor and Council, in coordination with the Rockville Economic Development, Inc. (REDI), gave a proclamation on March 5, 2012 declaring the week of March 12-16 as Rockville Business Appreciation Week. Each year, the City of Rockville and REDI celebrates Rockville’s businesses during a special Business Appreciation Week to highlight the importance of the business community to Rockville’s health and prosperity.

On March 15th, Classic Homes was visited by one of REDI’s “ambassador teams” to discuss home building as well as collecting economic information about potential job gains or losses, talent recruitment needs, business expansions and space requirements. The principals of Classic Homes, Prem Puri, Dinesh Jain and Amita Jain were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for their contributions to Rockville’s economy. This event was filmed to be aired on the local cable “Rockville channel 11.” REDI visited approximately 50 diverse companies through out the Rockville Business Appreciation week.

More than 5,700 businesses, ranging from small family-owned establishments to major corporations, are located in Rockville. They employ more than 92,000 people. The greater Rockville business area includes nearly 23 million square feet of commercial office space, which is more than 40% of the total office space in Montgomery County. The Rockville business sector contributes $34.4 million, about 40%, of the property taxes collected in Rockville.

The REDI ambassador team that visited Classic Homes were: