District 3

Posted on: April 25, 2016

Vice Chair Glaros Celebrates Progress in Prince George's County During FlexEL Grand Opening

Research, Development and Manufacturing Facility Opens in College Park

Prince George’s County Council Vice Chair Dannielle Glaros (D) – District 3, joined County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh, Maryland Secretary of Commerce Michael Gill, FlexEl CEO, Dr. Bob Proctor, and City of College Park Mayor Patrick Wojhan, on Friday, April 8, 2016, to celebrate the grand opening of a new FlexEl facility in College Park, Maryland.

FlexEl LLC, a custom battery solutions company, opened a new research, development and manufacturing facility in College Park, Maryland. Winner of the Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award in 2010, FlexEl launched as a startup business at the University of Maryland.

During Grand Opening Celebration remarks, Vice Chair Glaros recognized the collaborative effort by Prince George’s County, the City of College Park and the University of Maryland to grow local startups and spur innovation in the City of College Park.
“If you are a fearless Maryland alum like David Hillman or Scott Plank, or a startup like FlexEl, know that Prince George’s County, the City of College Park and the University of Maryland are united and welcome your fearless ideas here in Prince George's,” adding, “We are working deliberately to create a great college town and to create an equally vibrant Prince George’s County. “

FlexEl is expected to add an estimated 60 jobs to Prince George’s County and the planned Purple Line Corridor.

Vice Chair Glaros says projects like FlexEl in College Park, are helping to boost the local economy in surrounding communities.

“The success of the work here in College Park as well as other communities along Baltimore Avenue is already creating a ripple effect. For the first time, new homes in Riverdale, a former foreclosure hotspot, are selling for $350,000. Future high-quality flex/office space is in discussion, mixed-use development is moving forward at the Metro station, and the Purple Line will break ground this year. We are working deliberately to create a great college town as well as an equally vibrant Prince George’s County.”

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