Wednesday, November 28, 2012
County Executive Isiah Leggett talks about crossing the million-resident threshold, and how to encourage the right kinds of growth.
Nearing the midway point of his second term in office, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett recently talked with Patch about a range of topics, from the historic Nov. 6 election, to the county's fiscal future, to his own political future. In this fourth excerpt from that interview, Leggett (D) talks about the challenges of managing growth as the county races toward 1.2 million residents over the next two decades. --- Related Stories Part 1: Leggett on the Maryland "Dream Act" Part 2: Leggett on his support for Maryland's historic same-sex marriage law Part 3: Leggett on fiscal reform
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Intrexon will lease space at Seneca Meadows Corporate Center
Biotech firm Intrexon will renew its lease at Seneca Meadows Corporate Center, real estate executives representing the company announced Monday. Intrexon is a privately-owned, Virginia-based company specializing in synthetic biology. The Germantown site houses Intrexon’s Human Therapeutics and Animal Science divisions, a spokesman told Patch. The renewed lease comprises 55,000-square-feet for labs and offices at 20358 Seneca Meadows Parkway, a space owned by Minkoff Development. In 2009, Intrexon officials announced that the company had assumed the lease of the space’s prior tenant, Avalon Pharmaceuticals. Matt Brady, vice president of Scheer Partners, the Rockville-based real estate firm that brokered the deal, said Intrexon had 50 to 60 …
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Retiring councilmember Mike Knapp plans the creation of a company to connect biotech industries Montgomery County.
Retiring councilmember Mike Knapp (D-Germantown) said he is working on plans for a company that would connect members of the growing biotechnology industry in Montgomery County. The company, or groups of companies, would serve as liaison between different sectors of the biotech industry. It would enable developments within one company, or college, to be implemented within other biotech companies. "There is tremendous potential for the life sciences in Montgomery County," Knapp said. "If we don't do it now, we'll have missed out on a big opportunity." Knapp said harnessing the potential for biotech expansion in the county would "create an environment of entrepreneurialism around the life sciences." During Friday's groundbreaking for the …
Friday, September 24, 2010
Maryland officials celebrate the groundbreaking of the QIAGEN's expansion in the area.
Politicians and Maryland officials gathered today to celebrate the groundbreaking of QIAGEN's expansion in Germantown. QIAGEN's 117,000-square-foot, $52 million expansion project will add more than 90 new jobs to the area by 2015. County Executive Isiah (Ike) Leggett said QIAGEN's decision to expand in Montgomery County "validates our vision for Montgomery County to become the global location of choice for life sciences around the world." "In a community that is continuing to grow ... the challenge has been having the commercial base and QIAGEN has really been one of the strong anchors in our community to provide that commercial base," said Councilmember Mike Knapp (D-District 2). In addition, QIAGEN said it will donate approximately $…