GAITHERSBURG, Md. - Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan was not at the Republican National Convention Monday.
Instead he was in Montgomery County. One stop on his agenda included a vaccine company called Novavax. Novavax started with about 100 employees in 2011, and today they've grown to more than 500.
The company is quickly expanding and working on several vaccines to treat viruses like Ebola and Zika.
Governor Hogan says Montgomery County helps drive the economy in Maryland and work done at Novavax will solve problems worldwide.
"The work that they're doing, not only does it add to our economy here in Maryland and put a lot of people to work, but it's really going to be saving lives around the world. We're very proud of having them in our state," Gov Hogan said.
Novavax was also named one of the top places to work by the Washington Post.