Montgomery County Council member Nancy Floreen has been invited by the White House to attend a special forum on economic development, the county announced Tuesday.

The conference, which will take place next Wednesday at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, will bring together U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, senior White House officials, business leaders and municipal government officials to discuss effective economic development strategies.

Floreen, the chair of the County Council’s economic development committee, will serve as a representative for the National Association of Counties. She said in a statement that these conversations are important and that all levels of government need to work together on encouraging business growth.

“We need all hands on deck to move our economic development agenda forward,” Floreen (D-At Large) said in the statement.