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August 14, 2015

Fresh off winning a $20 million Ebola treatment contract from the Department of Health and Human Services, Gaithersburg, Md.-based Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE: EBS) has been awarded another contract, this time from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The biodefense company announced that the CDC has exercised an option to increase its supply of Vaccinia Immune Globulin (VIGIV), a smallpox vaccine.

August 7, 2015

A for-profit university offering post-secondary education services is expanding into a newly renovated building in Montgomery County’s largest office market in North Rockville.

With headquarters in a far-flung suburban area like Herndon, Va, Strayer University has attracted commuters with full-time jobs that require flexibility but also the possibility of earning a degree to boost their career and jobs prospects.

July 20, 2015

Biodefense company Emergent BioSolutions (NYSE: EBS) won a large Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) contract to treat Ebola Monoclona.

The contract is the company's first BARDA Task Order to create an Ebola treatment under the Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing (CIADM) program. BARDA is an authority under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

July 14, 2015

Next week the Montgomery County Planning Department will review several new additions proposed for the Milestone Businesses Park in Germantown. The developer Matan has big changes planned for surface parking and empty lots at the office complex.

Despite having major leasing success for the office buildings in the northern edges of Montgomery County, Matan wants to introduce new use types that would drastically change the environment.

July 8, 2015

After a long wait in Montgomery County, Maryland, alcohol is ready to be served in salons. Montgomery County once prohibited salons from serving alcohol to their customers, but in 2014 related businesses were granted permission to obtain licenses. There have been several around the county that have taken advantage of the new law thus far, and now Lotus Nails in North Gaithersburg has been granted status at recent County alcohol beverage license meeting.

June 29, 2015

The truest and newest of Gaithersburg's “smart growth” developments is kicking it's retail component into high gear.

The Spectrum at Watkins Mill is adding two new food retail businesses adjacent to the project's Performers Park, an open space that includes a large circular fountain similar to that found in the Downtown Silver Spring shopping district.

The additions include Barking Mad, which aims to be the go-to coffee shop in the community, serving food and spirits. Opening is expected to happen in September 2015.

March 23, 2012

Sodexo, with North American headquarters in Gaithersburg, will begin to service an estimated 2 million visitors under a food service contract from the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C.

The 10-year contract makes Sodexo, the National Zoo's new partner for providing foodservice. The company will work with Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ), offering café, concessions, catering services and new dining options at 22 sites throughout the National Zoo.

February 16, 2012

First Potomac Realty Trust (NYSE: FPO),the Bethesda-based real estate investment trust (REIT) which recently acquired a 51% interest in two northern Virginia office buildings said Core Funds From Operations (FFO) totaled $14.9 million for the fourth quarter 2011, or $0.28 per diluted share compared to $12.95 million in the fourth quarter 2010. Analyst, using that measure had predicted an average of $0.27 cents per share.