2U, Inc. Receives Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year” Award
LANHAM, Md. – October 8, 2018 – 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU), a global leader in education technology headquartered in Lanham, Md., today announced it received the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce (PGCOC) “Business of the Year” award. The honor acknowledges the achievements of the county’s leading businesses and individuals for demonstrating commitment to economic growth and development, community involvement, and leadership.
“We are honored to receive this recognition and thrilled to call Prince George’s County home to our global headquarters and a growing workforce of 1,000,” said Co-Founder and CEO Christopher “Chip” Paucek. “The strength and diversity of the local talent pool, combined with the support and partnership of the County and Chamber of Commerce, have been critical to our success.”
With assistance and support from the Maryland Department of Commerce and Prince George’s County, the company relocated its headquarters to Lanham in 2017 to accommodate its rapid growth. Over the next few years, 2U is expected to create nearly 1,000 new technology-driven jobs in the County.
2U employees actively give back to the local community through the company’s Volunteer Time Off benefit and its bi-annual Days of Service events. In the last year alone, 2U HQ employees have participated in 3,811 service hours in the greater Washington community and contributed 2,807 meals to Prince George’s County and surrounding areas as part of local food drives.
Nominations for the PGCOC Excellence in Business Awards were submitted by peers and community members and reviewed by the PGCOC president, board of directors, committee chairs, and team members. From this pool of nominations, businesses and business leaders were selected based on their significant accomplishments, long-standing contribution and dedication to the growth and improvement of the local business community, and meaningful philanthropic efforts in and around the regions that the PGCOC serves.
About 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq: TWOU)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build what we believe is the world's best digital education. Our platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services, and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. 2U's No Back Row® approach allows qualified students and working professionals around the world to experience a first-rate university education and successful outcomes. To learn more, visit 2U.com.