Baltimore Business Journal

A company like Pixelligent Technologies LLC is the perfect example of what local economic development officials mean when they say battling the Interstate 270 technology corridor and Northern Virginia for tech companies is key for job growth in Baltimore.

Pixelligent, which manufactures nanocrystal additives used in electronics and semiconductors, grew out of an incubator at the University of Maryland, College Park, and was looking for space to move into. While Montgomery County and Northern Virginia economic development agencies aggressively wooed the company, it was ultimately an ideal facility in Baltimore that led Pixelligent to choose Charm City over neighbors.

And with that comes as many as 10 jobs over the rest of this year and, potentially, 150 within four years.

Pixelligent is moving into 11,000 square feet at the former Guilford Pharmaceutical building at 6411 Beckley St., in the Holabird Business Park. That is thanks in part to a $200,000 loan from the Baltimore Development Corp., which Pixelligent CEO Craig Bandes said competed heavily with the neighboring jurisdictions.

Pixelligent is hiring three people most immediately — a vice president of operations to manage its manufacturing, a senior accountant or controller, and an office manager, Bandes said. In the future, there will be more opportunities for technicians to work in manufacturing.

If you’re interested in any of those jobs or the company, contact Bandes at cbandes@pixelligent.com or president and founder Gregory Cooper at gcooper@pixelligent.com. The company’s website is due for an upgrade soon, so information on the jobs can’t be found there just yet. Some listings are out there on Monster.com and other job boards, Bandes said.

Bandes said he has confidence in the local work force, and that was also a factor in choosing Baltimore, for its history of manufacturing.

May 25, 2011

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