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Supporting Your Success

Our complex is an ideal location for life sciences and technology companies being located near healthcare, IT, biotech firms, Federal institutions and close to one national and two international airports. The center offers a number of benefits, incentives, and strategic advantages along with space available for lease or build to suit your needs.

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Financial Incentives

Financial and tax incentives include state and county-level programs for businesses of all sizes to create, expand, and relocate to the region. Support could include access to venture capital, tax credits for investors, research and development support, and financial assistance to reduce rent costs.

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Campus Benefits

Companies partnered with Montgomery College can access campus amenities, including:.

  • Laboratories (cybersecurity and mock GMP)
  • Lab equipment
  • Meeting spaces
  • Gym and indoor pool
  • Daycare facilities'
  • Office space
  • Conference center

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A supply of highly skilled workers and customized training for entry-level, intermediate, and advanced workers makes the PIC MC an ideal location.

In addition, Montgomery College offers a robust workforce development programnew window and a trained workforce. For experts in their professions, the College welcomes input on curricula development and, on occasion, provides opportunities to serve as adjunct faculty.

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RISE and Opportunity Zones

A Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise (RISE) Zonenew window designation allows targeted businesses locating within PIC MC and connecting to Montgomery College to receive real property tax credits of 75 percent for five years. Montgomery College is the first community college in Maryland and first location in Montgomery County to be a designated RISE Zone.

An Opportunity Zonenew window provides federal tax incentives to spur investment in underserved communities by attracting investment. These incentives can spur further economic development in the form of job creation and revitalization, providing new opportunities for business, housing, and retail growth.

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Business and Federal Institutions

Montgomery County is home to many Federal Institutions along with a number of healthcare, biotech, and IT firms including start-ups.

US Army Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
US Department of Commerce
National Institutes of Standards and Technology
US Food & Drug Administration
National Institutes of Health
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Naval Medical Research Center
Armed Force Radiobiology Research Institute
US Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
US Department of Defense
US Military HIV Research Program
Indian Health Service
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
3E Technologies International, Inc.
Adventist HealthCare
Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc.
Coventry Health Care Inc.
Current Group, LLC
EG&G Inc.
Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Energy Enterprise Solutions (EES)
Fusion UV Systems Inc.
Holy Cross Health
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Hughes Network Systems
J. Craig Venter Institute
Kaiser Permanente
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Medifacts International Inc.
Novavax Inc.
OriGene Technologies
Qiagen Sciences, North American Headquarters
Suburban Hospital/John Hopkins Medicine
Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
United Therapeutics Corp.
Wellstat Therapeutics Corp.

Resident Partners

Our resident partners bring state-of-the-art technology to our campus.

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Germantown Innovation Center

The Montgomery County owned business incubator houses more than 20 firms in its 32,000 square foot building while promoting intellectual and entrepreneurial synergy among students, faculty, and businesses. It specifically addresses the needs of start-up technology companies and specializes in stem cell research, healthcare information technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and information technology.

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Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is the first hospital in the nation located on a community college campus with an educational partnership. The goal: to help train the next generation of health care professionals. The hospital has a unique collaboration with the College. The hospital is a valuable resource for aspiring health care workers. It provides students with hands-on learning, state-of-the-art instructional space and exposure to the most advanced medical technology.

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Medical Office Building at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital

Holy Cross Health selected NexCore Group in a national competition to develop a four-story Medical Office Building adjacent to the Holy Cross Germantown Hospital, the first hospital developed in Montgomery County, MD in 35 years. The hospital campus was built to respond to the need for health services in the fastest growing and aging region in the county.

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Bioscience Education Center

The 145,000 square-foot building represents an $87.9 million investment in STEM education and workforce development. Throughout the facility, 700 electronic devices, including Smart Instructor Work Stations, computers, and monitors will support activities in the classrooms and labs. 

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