Government Officials Welcome Emmes to Frederick
The Emmes Corporation launched its new presence in Frederick County, Maryland, holding a ribbon-cutting event for local officials, employees and business partners on June 28.
Dr. Anne Lindblad, president and CEO, said, “One benefit of opening an office in Frederick was to allow our headquarters staff to work closer to home and reduce their commuting time. Employees were given the choice of remaining at the Rockville headquarters, moving to the new Frederick office, or splitting their time between the two locations.”
More than 50 Emmes employees opted to work full- or part-time in the Frederick office. The company, which has been ranked as the area’s fifth largest bioscience employer, is now recruiting to fill 28 positions in anticipation of additional growth at this location.
The Maryland Department of Commerce was one key player in assisting the company’s expansion into Frederick County, and Emmes is now eligible for the state’s Job Creation Tax Credit.
“I’m excited to see one of the largest bioscience employers in the region expand and add new jobs in Maryland,” said Maryland Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “The Emmes Corporation celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and this is an excellent way to celebrate its growth and investment in our life sciences community and in Frederick and Montgomery counties.”
Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, a speaker at the company’s ribbon-cutting event, noted,
“Emmes is a perfect fit for Frederick County. It’s a great place to do business and home to more than 80 companies that conduct cutting-edge research or manufacture biologic products. Using our ‘fast track’ process gave the company the necessary permits to start the build-out of the office space in only six days.”
Helen Propheter, director of the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, added, “Our Office of Economic Development was thrilled to be able to fast track the permits, assist in planning a Quality of Life Career Fair, and support the office opening ceremony. Our goal was to help the company make a smooth transition.”
Joining Emmes executives and Frederick-based employees at the ribbon-cutting event were representatives from the Maryland Department of Commerce, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Frederick County Workforce Services, Visit Frederick and Downtown Frederick. Emmes partners and other supporters also attended.
We collaborate with our clients to produce valued, trusted scientific research. Our team members at Emmes are passionate about making a difference in the quality of human health, and we have supported more than a thousand studies across a diverse range of diseases since our formation in 1977. Our research is contributing to a healthier world. For more information, visit www.emmes.com.