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MilliporeSigma Invests $286 million in U.S. Drug Safety Testing Capacity in Rockville

The expansion creates more than 500 new jobs in Rockville

Burlington, Ma., November 16, 2022 – MilliporeSigma, the U.S. and Canada Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, today announced that its Life Science business sector is investing more than $ 286 million in its biosafety testing capacity at the company’s site in Rockville, Maryland, USA. This will significantly increase the company’s ability to conduct biosafety testing and analytical development services. Biosafety testing and analytical development are critical and fundamental requirements of the drug development and commercialization process to ensure the safety of medicines. Global demand for these services is growing at a double-digit rate.

“MilliporeSigma is harnessing its broad portfolio of modern technologies and enabling services to help ensure the safety of the world’s medicines. These significant investments in Rockville and other sites across our global network will help us meet growing demand for the robust testing studies that biologics manufacturers depend upon to comply with stringent regulatory guidelines,” said Belén Garijo, Chair of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany. “This is a prime example of our focus on sustainable growth in areas with strong underlying upwards dynamics.”

“This is the largest investment in contract testing in Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s history. Our Rockville campus has a long track record of testing for both traditional and novel therapies. We have been driving innovation in biosafety testing for 75 years and this expansion enables our Life Science business sector to lead in shaping the future of testing,” said Matthias Heinzel, Member of the Executive Board of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and CEO Life Science. “We thank the State of Maryland and Montgomery County, Maryland, for their collaboration in making this new campus a reality for our employees and clients. Together, we are impacting life and health with science.”

The BioReliance® contract testing portfolio from MilliporeSigma provides best-in-class biosafety testing and analytical development methods for both traditional and novel therapies. The new state-of-the-art, 250,000-square-foot facility at MilliporeSigma’s Rockville site will house biosafety testing, analytical development, viral clearance suites, and cell bank manufacturing services. Currently, about 600 employees work at the site. Over the next four years, the expansion will create more than 500 new jobs.

With more than 30 years of drug development, material science and process technology expertise, Millipore® CTDMO Services offerings span pre-clinical development to commercial manufacturing, including testing, across multiple modalities including mAbs, highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients, antibody-drug conjugates, viral vector therapies, mRNA, and lipid nanoparticle formulation.

Contract testing and the newly formed Millipore® CTDMO Services are part of the Life Science Services business unit, which together with the Process Solutions business is one of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s “Big 3” growth drivers. The company aims to increase its Group sales to approximately € 25 billion by 2025.

Recently, the company’s Life Science business sector announced investments in Martillac and Molsheim, France; Shanghai, China; Sheboygan and Verona, Wisconsin, USA; Cork, Ireland; Wuxi, China; Carlsbad, California, USA; Jaffrey, New Hampshire and Danvers, Massachusetts, USA; Buchs, Switzerland; and Darmstadt, Germany. These expansions are part of an ambitious, multi-year program. It aims to increase the capacity and capabilities of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany’s Life Science business sector to support the growing global demand for lifesaving medications and to make significant contributions to public health.

About MilliporeSigma

The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada, has more than 26,000 employees and more than 55 total manufacturing and testing sites worldwide, with a portfolio of more than 300,000 products focused on scientific discovery, biomanufacturing and testing services. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, a leading science and technology company, operates across healthcare, life science and electronics. Learn more at https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/US/en


Behavioral Framework wins healthcare category of the 2022 Moxie Awards

The Moxie Awards recognize the achievements of growing businesses, nonprofits, and associations demonstrating boldness and innovation in the DC metro community

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 1, 2022 – Behavioral Framework was honored Wednesday night as the Moxie Award winner in the Healthcare category during the 6th Annual Moxie Awards held at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The Moxie Awards recognize the achievements of growing businesses, nonprofits, and associations demonstrating boldness and innovation in the DC metro community. Organizations are recognized for having demonstrated boldness and innovation as an integral part of their growth strategy. Behavioral Framework’s CEO Kyle West and Chief Clinical Officer Angela West accepted the honor on behalf of their team. 

Behavioral Framework was founded in Rockville, Maryland, in 2017 and is one of few family-owned and locally operated Autism service providers in the region. They are a leading provider of ABA therapy in Maryland, Virginia, and DC, with a vision of providing exceptional care and better client outcomes for children diagnosed with Autism and their families. 

“We are excited, honored, and proud to win the 2022 Moxie Award,” said Kyle West, CEO, Behavioral Framework. “Our clinical and professional achievements are a direct result of the dedicated work of our incredible team of caring and compassionate therapists. Together, we’re working every day to help those impacted by Autism live their best lives.”

In August 2021 and 2022, Inc. magazine ranked Behavioral Framework on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Behavioral Framework also earned a 3-year Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) Accreditation + Telehealth with a score of 98%, making them 1 of 4 in the country to achieve this prestigious honor. The company recently opened its diagnostic center, Pathways by Behavioral Framework, to help alleviate sometimes year-long wait times for children to receive an autism diagnosis. Dr. Andrea Howard, Ph.D., was hired as Child Psychologist and Program Lead for the center, which offers parents and caregivers the best options for children ages 0 to 21. While applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy is Behavioral Framework’s specialty, Pathways can also assess for other childhood concerns and guide families to the right resources to assist their child.

“We are incredibly grateful for the entire Behavioral Framework team and their dedication to our shared mission,” said Angela West, Chief Clinical Officer, Behavioral Framework. “Being recognized by the Moxie Awards acknowledges that others understand that this work is life-changing for many children and families.”

For a complete list of Moxie Award finalists, please visit www.moxieaward.com

About Behavioral Framework

Behavioral Framework is a leading family-owned and locally operated provider of ABA therapy, and an INC 5000 company for the second consecutive year, with a vision of providing exceptional care and better client outcomes for children diagnosed with autism and their families. Behavioral Framework was founded out of a strong desire to deliver consistent and superior care with a holistic and collaborative approach that serves the whole family. Learn more at: https://www.behavioralframework.com/


Rockville accounting service firm, Aronson, merges with national business advisory and CPA firm, Aprio

The combination of the two Top 100 firms adds a physical Aprio office in the greater D.C. area

Aronson, LLC  partner,  Angela Chaney, serves  on Rockville Economic Development, Inc’s (REDI) Board of Directors. REDI congratulates Aronson on their growth, and is grateful for the continued involvement and guidance of Ms. Chaney.

ATLANTA, Ga. & ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 1, 2022 – Aprio, LLP, a nationally recognized business advisory and CPA firm headquartered in Atlanta, announced today that Aronson, LLC will merge with the growing firm. Aronson’s 350 team members, including 42 partners, will join Aprio effective January 1, 2023. The combination of the two Top 100 firms marks both Aprio’s largest transaction to date and adds a physical Aprio office in the greater D.C. area.

“Both Aronson and Aprio’s missions are to invest in clients’ success by investing in our own, and this merger achieves just that, creating the complete client experience and expanding opportunities for our team,” said Aronson’s Managing Partner Larry Davis. “Through this strategic combination, we are gaining scale and depth but will continue to serve entrepreneur-led businesses. We will significantly grow our platform to help our clients in more areas.” Larry Davis will join Aprio as a Partner, as will newly-elected Managing Partner, Lexy Kessler, who will serve as Mid-Atlantic Regional Leader for the national firm.

“Aprio has had a fantastic working relationship as a referral partner to Aronson over the last decade which proves how well our 31 fundamentals and Aronson’s core values align,” said Richard Kopelman, CEO and Managing Partner at Aprio. “This year marks Aprio’s 70th anniversary and Aronson’s 60th – a historic year for both firms – and we’re thrilled to create and celebrate success with a likeminded firm as committed as Aprio is to being a top workplace and top CPA and advisory firm. Together, we will be creating exceptional experiences for our clients for the next 70 years and beyond.”

Aronson team members will serve key leadership roles in the combined firm.

  • Azunna Anyanwu will serve as Chief Technology Officer.
  • Alan Langelli will serve as the Mid-Atlantic Leader for Technology.
  • Chavon Wilcox will lead the Construction and Real Estate segment.
  • David Semendinger will serve as Mid-Atlantic Director of Audit.
  • Jeff Gershen will co-lead the national Tax practice.
  • Jim Fennel will lead the Government Contracting segment.
  • Kate Petrillo will lead the Employee Benefit Plans segment.
  • Nicole Mitchell will hold a new executive role as Chief Practice Officer.
  • Rob Eby will lead the national Nonprofit segment.
  • Thad Panik will serve as Chief Learning Officer.

With a larger national presence and over $325 million in combined revenue, this merger positions Aprio to elevate its position in the market and create impactful growth opportunities for team members. The strategic combination grows Aprio’s team to more than 1,400 across 15 offices and key markets across the U.S.

About Aronson

Headquartered in Rockville, MD, Aronson provides a comprehensive platform of assurance, tax, and consulting solutions to today’s most active industry sectors and successful individuals. From startup to exit, Aronson helps clients maximize opportunity, minimize risk, and unlock their full potential. Aronson has been nationally recognized numerous times as a top workplace, and as a top accounting firm for client service and technology. To learn more, visit https://aronsonllc.com/

About Aprio

Aprio is a premier, full-service business advisory and certified public accounting firm that advises clients and associates on how to achieve what’s next. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Aprio has grown to over 1,400 team members. To serve clients wherever life or business may take them, Aprio’s teams speak more than 35 languages and work with clients in over 50 countries. Learn more at https://www.aprio.com/


Link to press release: https://aronsonllc.com/aronson-merges-with-aprio/

The Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce announces its 2022 Rockstar Award Winners

The GRCC annually recognizes its 'Rockstars of the Year' including Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Professional of the Year

The Rockville Chamber of Commerce (RCC) annually recognizes its Rock Stars of the Year in the following categories: Small Business of the Year, Large Business of the Year, Non-Profit of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Professional of the Year and the Community Service Award. Following are this year’s winners in each category.

Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a company that has been in business for at least five years with revenue under $5M. Specific criteria include: flexibility, innovation and has a proven unique business and marketing strategy that has benefited the Rockville community. The 2022 Small Business of the Year is SHS Payroll.

Large Business of the Year recognizes a company committed to the vitality and community in Rockville, which has over 50 employees and over $5M in revenue. Specific criteria include:  a commitment to their employees, their customers and has invested time, energy, and resources in the Rockville community. The 2022 Large Business of the Year is Universal Communities.

The Non-Profit of the Year recognizes outstanding practices among Rockville’s diverse non-profit organizations. Specific criteria include success in creating a lasting and beneficial impact for Rockville residents and sets a strong example for other non-profits in the community. The 2022 Non-Profit of the Year is Manna Food Center.

Entrepreneur of the Year recognizes a person who works for or operates a business taking on financial risk to do so, and identifies a need that no existing businesses address, and determines a solution for that need. Additionally, although the term “entrepreneur” is often associated with startups and small businesses, any founder of a successful household-named business began as an entrepreneur. Specific criteria include year over year growth, innovation, resilience, flexibility, and a unique business and marketing strategy, and a proven track record of commitment to the Rockville community and businesses. The 2022 Entrepreneur is Betty Sullivan of Architessa.

Young Professional of the Year recognizes an individual who is active in the Young Professional’s group of our Chamber and steps up to a leadership role within their organization. Specific criteria include tenacity and an exemplary commitment to the Rockville community and businesses. The 2022 Young Professional of the Year is Ethan Litvin of SEEC.

Award winners will be honored at a black-tie, sit-down dinner at the Manor Country Club in Rockville on November 3, 2022. Tickets are available, with attendance not exclusive to Chamber members. All business community members are encouraged to attend and celebrate the award winners.


About the Greater Rockville Chamber of Commerce (GRCC)

The GRCC serves as the voice of the thousands of businesses that proudly call Rockville, MD their home. It strives to create and support a thriving Rockville through educational programs, networking opportunities, and services; civic and business involvement in cultural and social programs and services; and advocacy for the interdependence of business and civic goals to expand economic vitality in Rockville. Learn more at https://rockvillechamber.org/

Rockville ranked 20th Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2022 by digital platform, Money

Street in downtown Rockville, MD

A diverse city, according to Money's data, Rockville is business friendly and home to some of the most prominent biomedical and technology companies

Digital platform, Money, announced its annual ranking of the Best Places to Live spotlighting 50 cities and towns with strong labor markets, affordable homes, and racial, economic and cultural diversity.

For 2022’s Best Places to Live list, Money looked at towns and cities with a population of at least 20,000, and made its selection based on cost of living, economic opportunity, and diversity, among other factors.

“This year’s Best Places to Live ranking highlights the amazing cities and towns the country has to offer – with a hard examination of what matters most,” said Executive Editor, Mike Ayers. “Money hopes readers will find the places with the most opportunity for whatever’s next in their lives.”

Money’s Top 20 Best Places to Live include:

  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Tempa, AZ
  3. Kirkland, WA
  4. Raleigh, NC
  5. Rogers Park, IL
  6. Columbia, MD
  7. Somerville, MA
  8. Ann Arbor, MI
  9. Tampa, FL
  10. Jersey City, NJ
  11. Boise City, ID
  12. Chapel Hill, NC
  13. Irvine, CA
  14. Fort Lee, NJ
  15. Arlington, VA
  16. Naperville, IL
  17. Milton, MA
  18. Fremont, CA
  19. Carmel, IN
  20. Rockville, MD

View Rockville’s profile on Money’s 2022 Best Places to Live here: https://money.com/best-places-to-live/rockville-maryland/




Rockville-based company secures Shark Tank investment for popular infant hygiene product, Oogiebear

Image credit: Oogiebear

Oogiebear's patented, award-winning design was researched and developed in their Rockville facility

Article originally published by The MoCo Show on September 24, 2022

Potomac residents Sina and Nina Farzin brought their popular product, Oogiebear, onto Season 14 of Shark Tank with the hopes of raising $400,000 dollars. Oogiebear is “the only infant booger picker on the market that effectively and safely removes sticky and dried boogers from babies’ nostrils.” Their research and product development facility can be found in Rockville/North Potomac.

The Farzins were interested in parting with 5% of their company for $400,000. It costs approximately $3 dollars to make and sells at a price point up to $24.99. The product is specifically designed for children under the age of two and uses a “patented, award-winning design features a loop end that’s a magnet for sticky boogers and a scoop end that takes care of those dry, crusty ones, plus our trademark bear head, which is way more than just cute: it prevents the tool from going too far into baby’s nose.”

“Mr. Wonderful” Kevin O’Leary asked about Oogie Bear’s sales and the sharks were pleasantly surprised when Nina informed them that they’ve sold more than 1 million units, which has generated over $15 million dollars in gross revenue and is on pace to reach a net profit of $1 million dollars this calendar year. Mr. Wonderful was happy to hear that and offered $400,000 dollars in exchange for 10% equity.

The Farzins explained that a lot of the company’s sales come from retail stores like Walmart and that they were looking to sell more through their website, since it has been a major weakness for them. Daymond John decided to drop out because he didn’t feel like he could provide value to the entrepreneurs, but Lori Greiner decided to make an offer of $400,000 dollars in exchange for 12% equity, asking Mark Cuban to join the deal.

Barbara Corcoran then made an offer that was almost the same as Kevin O’Leary’s offer of $400,000 dollars for 10% equity, but she offered half of the equity back if they didn’t reach certain metrics. Robert Herjavec liked this offer and joined Barbara, making the offer more appealing with two sharks and ended up offering a little more money for 10%.

The Farzins decided to accept the deal from Robert and Barbara, which was $600,000 dollars for 10% equity. The deciding factor seemed to be Barbara pledging to sell half of her equity back if she was not able to provide a significant boost to the company’s performance.

About Oogiebear/Oogie Solutions, LLC

Oogiebear is the invention of Nina Farzin, a pharmacist and parent of three who struggled to find a solution when her babies’ noses were congested. She invented a tool that let parents safely pick an infant’s nose to allow them to breathe freely. Oogie Solutions office and R&D facility are located on Molecular Drive in Rockville, MD. To learn more, visit https://oogiebear.com/

Morguard REIT completes acquisition of Rockville Town Square

The acquisition expands Morguard's investment in the City of Rockville who purchased Fenestra Apartments in 2017

MISSASAUGA, ON, Canada, September 27, 2022 – Morguard North American Residential REIT MRG (the “REIT”) announced today it has acquired the retail portion of Rockville Town Square. Having purchased Fenestra Apartments in 2017, this acquisition of the remaining retail in this mixed-use asset expands Morguard’s investment in the City of Rockville and creates operational efficiencies to better realize its vision. The transaction closed at a purchase price of US$33.0 million, excluding closing costs.

“Morguard is pleased to expand our investment in Rockville, Maryland by acquiring the retail space,” said K. Rai Sahi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morguard North American Residential REIT. “This acquisition along with our ownership and management of Fenestra Apartments gives Morguard the opportunity to better execute on our long-term vision.”

Connected to Morguard’s Fenestra apartments, Rockville Town Square at 30 Maryland Avenue encompasses 183,000 square feet of retail, dining, and municipal and financial services. The mixed-use pedestrian-friendly location offers public gathering areas, entertainment events, and serves as a neighbourhood hub in the affluent Montgomery County. A short drive from Washington D.C., Rockville Town Square features spaces to live, work and shop including:

  • Luxury living: Morguard’s owned and managed Fenestra Apartments includes three mid-rise buildings within steps of the Square.
  • Transit-oriented location: Steps to the Rockville Metro (Red Line) as well as immediate freeway access via Interchange 270 and the Rockville Pike (Route 355). Residents and visitors can enjoy dedicated parking with ample garage and surface options for 1,000 vehicles.
  • Vibrant outdoor courtyard: A community hub for entertainment events and hosting Montgomery County’s largest ice rink.
  • Walkable authentic lifestyle: Minutes away from the area’s finest restaurants, entertainment destinations and services including Starbucks Coffee, Dawson’s Market, First Watch, Truist Bank, Citizens Bank and more.
  • Academic and municipal destination: Access to Montgomery College, an academic community college with over 25,000 students, Choice Hotels International Headquarters, Regal Theatres, Rockville Memorial Library, and Montgomery County Courthouse

“We are proud to be a part of the vibrant City of Rockville since our acquisition of Fenestra in 2017,” said John Talano, Senior Vice President of US Operations. “Further investment within the community is part of a multi-faceted approach to the planning and management of this incredible public space. We look forward to continuing to work with our new retail tenants and the entire community to ensure the relevance and long-term success of Rockville Town Square.”

Morguard’s Canadian and US portfolio includes 14.7 million SF in retail assets valued at $4.3 billion. This investment represents the continued expansion of our retail portfolio. In addition to Rockville Town Square, Morguard’s retail assets in the US include Boynton Town Center, Lantana Plaza, and Northgate at Falls Church.

About Morguard North American Residential REIT

The REIT is an unincorporated, open-ended real estate investment trust established under and governed by the laws of the Province of Ontario. The Units of the REIT trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MRG.UN. With a strategic focus on the acquisition of high-quality multi-suite residential properties in Canada and the United States, the REIT maximizes long-term Unit value through active asset and property management. The REIT’s portfolio consists of apartment communities located in Alberta, Ontario, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit the REIT’s website at www.morguard.com.

Link to press release: https://www.morguard.com/news-knowledge/news/news-detail/?nid=123371

MaxCyte debuts new state-of-the-art headquarters in Maryland’s I-270 Biotech Corridor

The headquarter relocation to Rockville significantly increases its in-house manufacturing capacity, as well as lab space

ROCKVILLE, Md., September, 2022 – MaxCyte, Inc., a leading commercial cell-engineering company focused on providing enabling platform technologies to advance innovative cell-based research, as well as next-generation cell therapeutic discovery, development and commercialization, today announced that it has relocated its headquarters to 9713 Key West Avenue in Rockville, Maryland, 20850, within Maryland’s I-270 Biotech Corridor. The Company’s new 67,000 square-foot facility significantly increases its in-house manufacturing capacity, as well as research and process development lab space. This investment represents a major milestone in MaxCyte’s growth and its ability to support customers and partners in their journey through therapeutic development to commercialization.

“The State of Maryland and Montgomery County have worked relentlessly over several decades to cultivate a robust life sciences and biotech community, with MaxCyte playing a critical role in that development,” said Doug Doerfler, President and CEO of MaxCyte. “During the past 20 years, MaxCyte has pioneered cell-engineering technology and is now at the forefront, driving a new generation of cell-based therapies, particularly in gene editing and immuno-oncology. As we continue our work toward transforming patients’ lives globally, we remain committed to fearless innovation and scientific solutions that help our partners discover and develop life-saving therapeutics through the application of our unmatched technology platforms paired with outstanding support and expertise.”

This new facility, with expanded lab and manufacturing spaces will enable MaxCyte to support the growing needs of our partners as they move their therapeutic programs through clinical development to approval and commercialization. Building out these advanced capabilities will also enable the Company to continue our expansion into new research areas and applications for use of our technology.  

“We believe strongly in creating an environment where employees know that we are in this together and that their efforts, individually and as a team, are contributing to MaxCyte’s success and ultimately, delivering new therapeutics to patients. We want all of our employees to feel valued and to be empowered to make a difference,” said Jill Mayer, Vice President of Talent and Teamwork at MaxCyte.

According to CBRE’s I-270 Biotech Corridor: 2021 Year-End Report, Maryland is the fifth largest biotech hub in the US and is experiencing significant and rapid growth due to the influx of public and private sector funding. Maryland ranked first in the Milken Institute’s 2020 State Technology and Science Index technology and science workforce subindex and second in the research and development sub-index, with the highest levels of federal government and academic funding for R&D of any state. Rockville is at the center of the I-270 Biotech Corridor and its Economic Development partnership boasts more than 10,000 bio health workers in the private sector, 49,000 in federal government agencies, and 150+ life sciences companies with a Rockville address, not to mention its close proximity to the National Institutes of Health, US Food and Drug Administration, and other Federal and academic institutions.

“We are excited for the future and see our move to this new facility as a milestone in MaxCyte’s growth and the expansion of the region’s biotech community,” said Mr. Doerfler. “We are here to help save lives. That’s what drives us to innovate and make our partners successful.”

About MaxCyte

MaxCyte is a leading commercial cell-engineering company focused on providing enabling platform technologies to advance innovative cell-based research as well as next-generation cell therapeutic discovery, development and commercialization. MaxCyte’s high-performance delivery platform with our cell-engineering expertise to accelerate the discovery, development and manufacturing of next-generation, cell-based medicines – overcoming client challenges and enabling previously unfeasible cell-engineering applications. Learn more at https://maxcyte.com/

Link to press release: https://investors.maxcyte.com/news-releases/news-release-details/maxcyte-debuts-new-state-art-headquarters-marylands-i-270

19 Rockville companies rank on Inc.’s annual 5000 list

Honorees include companies in the government services, IT services, software, and consumer services industries

The Inc. 5000 list ranks the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. This year’s list of companies added 1,178,549 jobs and generated $317.5 billion in revenue with 230% median growth.

Listed in order of their ranking, REDI congratulates the following Rockville companies, as well as their leaders and employees, on their continued growth:

#407: Audley Consulting Group – Government Services

#352: Axiom Consultants – Government Services

#634: Dinocrates Group – Government Services

#804: E-Infosol – IT Services

#1399: Carfeine – Software

#1468: Behavioral Framework – Health Services

#1941: Bravium Consulting – IT Services

#2112: Spartan Medical – Government Services

#2179: Stellar IT Solution – IT Services

#2307: CloudBolt Software – Software

#2370: Presidential Exteriors – Construction

#2780: 495 Movers – Logistics & Transportation

#3192: Transparent BPO – Business Products & Services

#3355: SysArc – IT Services

#3509: Patriot Shredding – Business Products & Services

#3964: Lurn – Business Products & Services 

#4252: N5 Sensors – Environmental Services

#4477: DogiZone – Consumer Services

#4776: Quince Orchard Psychotherapy – Health Services

For the full list, visit: https://www.inc.com/inc5000/2022


Rockville ranks as one of the most diverse cities in America in 2022

Rockville placed 10 of 501 in WalletHub's 2022 study of cities in America

According to a study of ethnically diverse places in America conducted by WalletHub, four of the top 10 most diverse cities in the country are in Montgomery County, Maryland. The personal finance website placed Germantown, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring and Rockville among its top ten “2022 Most & Least Ethnically Diverse Cities in the U.S.”

WalletHub compared the most populated U.S. cities across three key metrics:

  1. Ethnoracial Diversity
  2. Linguistic Diversity
  3. Birthplace Diversity

Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with 100 representing the most ethnic diversity. The weighted average across all metrics were determined to calculate the “Ethnic Diversity Score” for cities and the resulting scores to rank-order the sample.

The top 10 most diverse cities in America, in order, were:

  1. Jersey City, NJ
  2. Germantown, MD
  3. Gaithersburg, MD
  4. Silver Spring, MD
  5. Spring Valley, NV
  6. New York, NY
  7. Kent, WA
  8. San Jose, CA
  9. Oakland, CA
  10. Rockville, MD

Learn more about Rockville’s economy, workforce and amenities here

To view the full list of cities in WalletHub’s 2022 report, please visit: https://wallethub.com/edu/cities-with-the-most-and-least-ethno-racial-and-linguistic-diversity/10264