Frederick's Top 50: Batelle

The National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC) is the first national laboratory created by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Managed by Battelle National Biodefense Institute (BNBI) as a Federally-Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC).

NBACC is the first laboratory built for DHS – a national resource to understand the scientific basis of the risk posed by biological threats and to attribte their use in bio-terror and bio-crime events.

What has been a challenge for BNBI?

After unexpected federal budget cuts recently, Frederick’s business, civic and political leaders engaged its congressional delegration to save the lab and 180 jobs.

About Frederick’s Top 50

Frederick’s Top 50 for 2018 marks an inaugural list of businesses who have the largest potential to contribute to Frederick County’s vibrant economy. The metrics-driven list was created by OED with assistance from Hood College, using research from InfoUSA, tax records, CoStar and internal data collection. Data was analyzed using a weighted scoring system in the following areas: Number of Employees in Frederick County, Annual Property Taxes Paid, Square Footage Occupied in Frederick County, Location Sales Volume and Year Established.