| November 2013 |
|Potomac Photonics (Baltimore County)|
Is moving 20 employees from Prince George’s County to bwtech@UMBC
to be in a more tech-centric community. The digital manufacturing firm expects to hire at least five people within the next year, not including interns and graduate students.
|Carlisle Etcetera (Carroll County)|
Purchased an 84,000-square-foot building in Westminster for a warehouse and distribution operation. The New York-based wardrobe consulting company was searching for a facility to enable it to service multiple markets throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
|Sephora USA (Harford County)|
Plans to open a tailor-made 655,800-square-foot warehouse in Perryman to serve as the distribution hub for its East Coast customers, adding 200 full-time jobs to support its growth. The cosmetics retailer will almost double its footprint in the county when the facility opens in mid-2014.
| October 2013 |
|Amazon.com (Baltimore City)|
Will open a 1 million-square-foot distribution center that will employ 1,000 people at the site of the former General Motors plant in Southeast Baltimore. The Seattle-based online retailer plans to open its new facility in 2014.
|Red Hawk (Baltimore County)|
Took out a small business loan for $500,000 to expand its warehouse by 30,000 square feet. The Rosedale-based golf cart parts company will also add 20 full-time employees.
|Reliable Churchill (Baltimore County)|
Will relocate its headquarters to a new 449,200-square-foot building at Baltimore Crossroads. The largest wine and spirits distributorship in Maryland and employer of over 500 associates will consolidate its office and warehouse operations in a build-to-suit, state-of-the-art facility.
|Acer Exhibits and Events (Harford County)|
Purchased a 167,270-square-foot building in Havre de Grace for its new headquarters for $3 million. The custom exhibits agency plans to renovate the facility before moving there by mid-2014.
|Volvo Group (Washington County)|
Will hire an additional 140 new employees at its facility north of Hagerstown as part of a $30 million expansion project. The Sweden-based engine and transmission manufacturer currently employs about 1,500 workers at this facility.
| September 2013 |
|First National Bank (Baltimore City)|
Plans to open a regional headquarters and branch at 300 E. Lombard St. by the end of 2013. The largest subsidiary of Pennsylvania-based F.N.B. Corporation, First National leased 11,000 square feet and will employ about 50 people there.
|Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park (Howard County)|
Opened a 31,000-square-foot trampoline park in Columbia. The facility has already hired 80 people, with intentions to have over 130 employees when fully staffed.
|Emergent BioSolutions (Montgomery County)|
Announced plans to buy a Gaithersburg building and move its headquarters and 112 employees from Rockville, as well as add 133 jobs at the new location over the next five years. Emergent already has a research and development facility with 123 employees adjacent to the one targeted for its new base.
|Weather Analytics (Montgomery County)|
Has moved to Maryland from Virginia and has been awarded a $500,000 investment from the InvestMaryland program. The company, a startup that provides comprehensive, worldwide climate and weather intelligence, employs 10 in Silver Spring and plans to add more employees this year.
|Casino at Ocean Downs (Worcester County)|
Plans to add table games as part of a 35,000-square-foot expansion, pending approval from the Maryland State Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The Berlin racino expects to create 70 jobs through this expansion.
| August 2013 |
|Amports (Baltimore City)|
Made a five-year deal with Mazda which will create an estimated 160 new jobs. Amports, a Florida-based private auto processor, will handle the shipping of 65,000 new vehicles per year through the Port of Baltimore.
|MedStar Health Franklin Square Medical Center (Baltimore County)|
Plans to construct a 60,000-square-foot health center for homeless families on Franklin Square’s White Marsh campus. The new $13.8 million home of the Eastern Family Resource Center is being funded by Columbia-based MedStar Health, the state and Baltimore County.
|Precision for Medicine (Frederick County)|
Will expand its biorepository and lab operations in the City of Frederick, with assistance from the city and DBED. The provider of specialized services, technology and infrastructure for life sciences companies, will add 110 new employees to the current staff of 65 in Frederick.
|Precision for Medicine (Montgomery County)|
Will consolidate and expand its headquarters in a new location in Bethesda, with assistance from the county and DBED. The provider of specialized services, technology and infrastructure for life sciences companies, will add 59 new employees to the current staff of 16 at its corporate office.
|Valley Pride (Washington County)|
Purchased the former Good Humor-Breyers ice-cream plant in Hagerstown for about $4.5 million and plans to begin milk and ice-cream production this fall under the Shenandoah Family Farms Cooperative label. The group of 21 family farms based in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area will hire approximately 35 full-time workers initially and up to 200 as the market and production grow.
| July 2013 |
|Edge Web Hosting (Baltimore City)|
Is expanding its operations and intends to add about 15 more workers over the next year. The web hosting firm will also take about 30 percent more space in its downtown location.
|Lieber Institute for Brain Development (Baltimore City)|
Has leased another 13,000 square feet at the Johns Hopkins Science + Technology Park, growing its space by half. The brain research center also plans to hire 15 to 20 more scientists, increasing its staff to nearly 100.
|Strata Safety Products (Garrett County)|
Will be the first business to occupy the Keyser’s Ridge Business Park in Grantsville. The Atlanta-based manufacturer of mining and construction safety equipment will construct a 12,000-square-foot facility by the end of the year and create 25 permanent, full-time jobs.
|Sigmatech (Harford County)|
Is hiring 20 to 25 people for its first office in Maryland. The Alabama-based defense contractor is seeking system engineers, scientists and acquisition experts for its Water’s Edge office.
|AirPatrol (Howard County)|
Will relocate its headquarters from Columbia to Maple Lawn and expand, almost doubling its current space. The cybersecurity firm that focuses on wireless and mobile systems previously announced its plans to hire 20 people by the end of this year.
| June 2013 |
|Belts Logistics Services (Baltimore City)|
Purchased a 171,000-square-foot warehouse, vacant since July 2011, for $7,181,000 and will occupy the building. The Baltimore-based distribution solutions company’s website touts the benefits of a Maryland location.
|MAXIMUS (Baltimore City)|
Will open a second office in Baltimore and hire at least 100 people as part of its new $36 million contract to operate a customer service center for the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange. The Virginia-based firm’s new 11,500-square-foot downtown office is part of the five-year deal to manage the service center through 2017.
|Easter Seals Greater Washington-Baltimore Region (Baltimore County)|
Purchased a 12,851-square-foot building in Windsor Mill for an estimated $1.7 million. The non-profit will renovate the facility to provide services to clients with special needs.
|STRUCTURAL (Howard County)|
Invested $4 million to relocate its headquarters to a 75,500-square-foot building in Columbia. The engineering and construction firm’s newly acquired property includes office, warehouse and laboratory space.
|Global Science & Technology (Prince George's County)|
Recently earned a $22.8 million contract with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, allowed GST to hire 24 additional employees. The Greenbelt-based company, founded in Maryland 22 years ago, is focused on high-tech weather forecasting and environmental data collection.
| May 2013 |
|Affiliated Computer Services (Allegany County)|
Plans to add 400 customer care agents to its current staff of about 400 at its Frostburg call center over the next six months. Half of those hired by the Xerox subsidiary will be permanent while 200 new jobs will be temporary, project-based positions.
|Under Armour (Baltimore City)|
Will hire an additional 300 employees this year at its Locust Point headquarters. The athletic apparel maker also plans to expand facilities on its campus which accommodates nearly 1,500 of its 6,000 worldwide employees.