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INNOVATION STATION LIGHTS UP THE WORLD AS TWO MAJOR COMPANIES CELEBRATE THEIR START IN DOING BUSINESS IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY

Largo, MD - Last Week, the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation(EDC) welcomed two new companies into its Innovation Station Accelerator with special ribbon cutting ceremonies. EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman and his business development team were excited to add National Chromatography, Inc. (NCI) and Pure Solar Systems to the EDC’s premier resource that provides a soft-landing for international businesses and a launch-pad for new local businesses. Both companies show promise to create jobs and increase the economic footprint of the County. EDC’s President Jim Coleman was especially happy to bring new business into Innovation Station.
 
“Innovation Station is a family,” said Coleman. “We’re family because we come together and help each other create jobs for our residents and do business in the county. We know that when we’re able to make the businesses in Innovation Station successful, their achievements transfer to thousands of others in the County. Today’s ribbon cutting ceremonies also show how diverse our family is. One company is manufacturing tools to light up the world while the other helps keep us safe by creating tools used to test medicines during the final phase of the clinical research process. We’re blessed to partner with these two powerful companies!”
 
Pure Solar Systems officially registered in the State of Maryland in December 2017. Co-Founders Greg Floyd and Andre Smalley have extensive experience in the solar industry. Their new company and brand were created to be a residential and commercial solar finance provider, designer and installer. Their goal is to bring a solar manufacturing facility to Prince George’s County that will create solar installations that are both functional and artistic.
 
“We have strategic partnerships with two of the largest solar panel providers,” said Floyd. “We do the marketing and sales for them. We also take care of the systems and the financing for the homeowners at a low cost. Finally, because we are vertically integrated with our providers, our customers experience a smooth process to power their homes at a low-cost that will save them money on their energy bills. We’re excited to kick-start our company in Innovation Station so that we can provide our services to our customer base.”
 
Innovation Station was founded with the mission to be a launch-pad for new local businesses as well as a soft-landing for international businesses to penetrate the County and U.S. marketplace. The accelerator also boasts collaborative work space and a high-tech conference room open to members of the Innovation Station family. National Chromatography, Inc. was founded in Bengaluru, India and is run by Rajesh Rangaraju and Dr. Ramireddy VV. The company manufactures machines and tools that are used to test and verify the chemical make-up of various drugs in the final phase of clinical trials before the products are brought to market. Founded in 2010, the company has over forty employees in Bengaluru and boasts high-end clientele such as Thermo USA. Dr. Ramireddy expressed his happiness with the process of coming to the United States.
 
“Innovation Station is user-friendly,” said Dr. Ramireddy. “When we learned about Prince George’s County, we knew that this was the place that we would launch our U.S. operations. Because of our connection with Innovation Station, we were registered and set to operate in just one day after arriving. Today is an auspicious occasion because of what it means for our company and we are very grateful for the help that we have gotten from Raj Pant of Allied Deccan and Dr. Pradeep Ganguly of the EDC.”
 
The arrival of both companies means that more jobs are coming to Prince George’s County and its residents. The EDC is committed to helping each company locate and build facilities that will not only help their businesses grow but also impact the economic footprint of the County.
 
To learn more about how to be a part of Innovation Station, please contact Alicia Moran at (301) 583-4650 or amoran@co.pg.md.us