| April 2013 |
|Synagro Technologies (Baltimore County)|
decided to close its Houston co-headquarters and make White Marsh its corporate home. The waste recycler plans to increase its employment here by about 50, from 41 to nearly 100.
|ClearEdge IT Solutions (Howard County)|
is adding 25 software engineers and cloud computing experts to its staff of 75 by the fall. The woman-owned tech company in Jessup is ramping up to compete for more and larger defense contracts.
|Lee & Associates (Howard County)|
is opening its first Maryland office in Columbia with seven brokers. The full-service commercial brokerage, serving both industrial and commercial office clients in the Baltimore area and Montgomery County, aims to have 10 brokers by the end of this year and eventually 15 brokers.
|Cytomedix (Montgomery County)|
is hiring 13 new employees, thanks to a $27.5 million fundraising round including a $500,000 investment by the Maryland Venture Fund and InvestMaryland program. The regenerative medicine company will expand its current staff of 55 in Gaithersburg.
|National Golden Tissue (Washington County)|
could create about 280 new jobs throughout its planned expansion over the next few years. Numerous new hires are expected to take place later this fall when the paper manufacturer adds a new $2 million processing machine its current facility.
| March 2013 |
|Riskive (Baltimore City)|
Is hiring between 18 to 27 this year, adding to its current staff of seven at its operation based in the new Federal Hill incubator, Betamore. The two-month old cybersecurity company is seeking salespeople as well as junior, intermediate and senior level developers and engineers to fill a variety of positions.
|Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (Baltimore County)|
Will add 450 people to its current staff of nearly 4,000 at its Woodlawn headquarters as the federal agency preps for Obamacare. CMS is hiring health insurance specialists, actuaries, medical officers, nurse consultants, management analysts, office support, social science research analysts, IT specialists, human resources specialists and auditors.
|U.S. Lumber Group (Harford County)|
Signed a lease for 114,000 square feet of bulk warehouse space in Aberdeen, investing an estimated $7 million to expand from the company’s Cecil County location. The ten-year lease for the Georgia-based distributor of building materials provides an expansion option within the building to accommodate projected growth.
|MedImmune (Montgomery County)|
Will gain 300 jobs at its Gaithersburg headquarters under a U.S. consolidation by British parent AstraZeneca. The Gaithersburg campus will become one of three global research and development centers as well as the pharmaceutical company’s hub for U.S.-based marketing and specialty care commercial functions.
|United States Diagnostics Standards (Montgomery County)|
Will relocate its headquarters to a 10,000-square-foot office in the Shady Grove Life Sciences Center in a few months. The independent review body for medical diagnostics plans to ramp up its work force from only a handful of employees to about 20 professionals in the near term.
| February 2013 |
|1sqbox (Baltimore City)|
Is hiring 11 new employees, including seven salespeople, three support staff and a chief financial officer. The growing educational technology startup sells Android-based tablets with proprietary software to school systems for kindergarten through 12th grades.
|Groove Commerce (Baltimore City)|
Will move from a 4,500-square-foot office at the Emerging Technology Center in Canton to a building near Little Italy by late May or early June. The ecommerce and marketing company will invest about $1 million in the project and plans to increase its 23-employee workforce to 55 or 60 over the next three years.
|Lockheed Martin (Baltimore County)|
Plans to move its 78-employee global supply chain services division from Pennsylvania to its Middle River plant in August. The Bethesda-based defense contractor currently employs about 420 people at the site.
|SKW Constructors (Baltimore County)|
Will be hiring workers at the Sparrows Point Shipyard and Industrial Park as construction begins on huge reinforced concrete tubes and fans for tunnels in Hampton Roads, Virginia. SKW, a joint venture of Skanska, Kiewit and Weeks, will hire up to 100 workers, with subcontractors hiring additional carpenters, concrete finishers, mechanics, structural and reinforcing iron workers, surveyors, truck drivers and laborers.
|Kenco (Harford County)|
Leased a 692,000-square-foot industrial building in Perryman, investing an estimated $11 million in the project. The integrated logistics company, based in Chattanooga, plans to use the brand-new facility as a regional distribution center for consumer products.
| January 2013 |
|John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Baltimore City)|
Has leased 57,070 square feet of space in the Baltimore City Enterprise Zone. The Washington, D.C.-based performing arts center will use the space for storage.
|Prometric (Baltimore County)|
Is building a new $12 million global operations hub in White Marsh that will add 100 new jobs. The Princeton, New Jersey-based testing company’s 60,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed June 1.
|Rasevic (Dorchester County)|
Purchased a 6,000-square-foot office/warehouse building in Cambridge for $291,500. The Bethesda-based company will expand its construction, landscape contracting and commercial snow removal services to the Delmarva Peninsula.
|Accuvant Federal Solutions (Howard County)|
Will relocate 70 employees from Hanover to Elkridge and add 180 new jobs over the next two years. The Denver-based company’s new location will serve as the headquarters for its federally focused cyber security business unit and house its state-of-the-art Security Operations Center.
|Aries Enterprises (Prince George's County)|
Hopes to grow to 25 employees from its current 15 by the end of the year. The Upper Marlboro shredding, construction and recycling company has a stronger hiring outlook this year and believes it will eventually grow beyond 50 employees.
| December 2012 |
|Penn National Gaming (Cecil County)|
Hollywood Casino in Perryville is implementing 15 to 20 table games and plans to offer around-the-clock gambling on weekends. The entertainment facility expects to add up to 100 employees.
|MedStar Health (Harford County)|
MedStar Health plans to build a $30 million, 100,000-square-foot medical plaza in Bel Air, slated to open in fall 2014. The medical company will add at least 70 jobs throughout the facility.
|7Delta (Howard County)|
Grew from 80 employees in 2011 to its current 183 employees. The IT services contractor, winner of the 2012 Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year Award, expects to hire another 10 to 20 employees by the end of the year.
|Sodexo (Montgomery County)|
Has received $4 million in conditional loans to remain in Gaithersburg for the next ten years. The food services and facilities management company will continue to employ 567 and create 50 new jobs over the next three years.
|New England Motor Freight (Washington County)|
Moved into its new 40,800-square-foot terminal southwest of Hagerstown, doubling the size of its previous location. The trucking company, which employs 85, is seeking applicants for about 20 jobs.
| November 2012 |
|Lakes Entertainment (Allegany County)|
Plans to open a $25 million to $30 million casino in June 2013. The owners of Rocky Gap Lodge and Resort casino will employ 350 people and will focus on hiring area residents.
|Cordish Companies (Anne Arundel County)|
Will spend an additional $40 million on expanded gaming options at Maryland Live! at Arundel Mills, adding 1,200 more jobs to the casino’s current workforce of 3,000. The table games and poker room are expected to be up and running by spring 2013.
|Caesars Entertainment (Baltimore City)|
Will invest $400 million to build a Horseshoe-brand casino to open in mid-2014. The company will employ at least 1,700 people at the high-end casino.
|Pharmaceutics International (Baltimore County)|
Has been honored with the 2012 Baltimore County New Directions Award. The drug developer and manufacturer has added 300 employees in Hunt Valley over the past three years and expects to add 20 to 30 more jobs by the end of 2012.
|Duvinage (Washington County)|
Purchased an Ohio stair company, hiring three employees, and shifting all production to Hagerstown. The spiral staircase manufacturer now employs 25 and expects to hire an average of one new employee per month for the next five years.