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The Mount Rainier Business Association supports economic development and a stronger commercial sector in Mount Rainier, Maryland.


Mission Statement

The mission of the Mount Rainier Business Association (MRBA) is to enhance the economic viability of Mount Rainier. We accomplish that mission by:

o   enhancing the image of Mount Rainier and its individual businesses through promotion and marketing efforts
o   encouraging an attractive environment which will impact patron use and public perception of Mount Rainier’s economic activity
o   coordinating the maintenance of public and private spaces in Mount Rainier
o    promoting the public health, welfare and safety within Mount Rainier’s business districts
 

History of MRBA

Founded in late 1988 by a small group of business owners, The Mount Rainier Business Association has grown to encompass over 75 members. Designated a commercial district management authority, the association serves as the collective voice of local businesses and seeks to improve the overall economic health of Mount Rainier.

Known as the gateway of the Prince George’s County Arts District, Mount Rainier’s intimate neighborhoods and diverse community allow the city to nurture and sustain a variety of interests.  Our businesses reflect that diversity. Service providers, owners of boutique and antique shops, arts entities, organic and vegan markets, and non-profit entities have claimed Mount Rainier as their home.

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POPULATION:
8,080

AVERAGE HOUSEHOLD INCOME:
$45,788

Location and Proximity to Transportation:

o   A 15 min. drive to downtown Washington, DC
o   Several bus lines travel through the heart of the city’s business district (see Metrobus). Additional bus service is provided The Bus.
o   West Hyattsville green line station is just outside the city limits at the corner of Queens Chapel and Ager Road.

Board of Directors & Staff

President: Larry Solomon  (Thrifty Car/Truck Rental)
Vice President: Michelle Lee (Mingus Communications)
Secretary: Neil Dicken (Party Time Liquors)
Treasurer: Brooke Kidd (Joe's Movement Emporium)
Nisey Baylor (Nisey's Boutique)
Judy Davis (Glut Food Coop)
Randy Randhawa (Chuck's Liquors)

Robin Rhodes, Staff Consultant