The company I work for, StraighterLine, is moving its offices to the Emerging Technology Centers (ETC) at 1101 East 33rd Street, Baltimore MD. I saw the space a few weeks ago and it is a great building. Of course I forgot to snap some photos of the place. The facility used to be a high school that was converted into offices. The track and field are still in place and usable. Don't worry, all the other high school signs are basically gone. There are no lockers in the halls, blackboards, science labs etc. I do wonder if there is a gym and cafeteria...hmm I'll have to check that out on my next trip down.
Our team has been working remotely and this is exciting for us to have a formal office. Even if some of us will continue to work from other locations.
What is so special about this move to the Emerging Technology Centers (ETC)?
Well, the ETC, a venture of the Baltimore Development Corporation, is a non-profit business incubator focused on growing early-stage technology and biotechnology companies. The ETC promotes economic development, providing business, technical, and networking connections to help these companies grow and prosper – adding to both the job and tax base of Baltimore City. To date, ETC client companies have received over $865 million in funding and have been issued nearly 200 patents. Since 1999 ETC has provided assistance to 201 companies of which 71 are current companies. Eighty-three percent of its graduate clients are still in business.
Moving into Emerging Technology Centers (ETC) is so noteworthy that the Baltimore Sun wrote an article about the move in yesterday's paper.
We hope that this move helps our education company grow and continue to succeed.
If you are in the area give us a call and stop by.