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Maryland’s New Business Climate

Across Maryland, it’s a new day for business. There’s a new openness to doing what it takes to help businesses succeed, from startups to industry leaders. Combined with Maryland’s natural assets and well-established advantages, this new spirit is making Maryland a great state for your business to be in.

#1

In percentage of professional & technical workers

#1

In percentage of doctoral scientists & engineers

74

Federal labs (2 times more than any other state)

11,600

IT companies call Maryland home

70%

Home to 70 of the top 100 defense contractors

56%

Home to 14 of the top 25 aerospace companies

#3

In bachelor’s degree attainment

#5

Ranked 5th “most innovative state” by Bloomberg

#8

Ranked 8th “best state” by U.S. News and World Report

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Proud to Call Maryland Home

Maryland companies are driving innovation in areas such as BioHealth & Life Sciences, IT & Cybersecurity, Aerospace & Defense, Energy & SustainabilityAdvanced Manufacturing and Military & Federal. The state has 900 foreign-owned companies and many Maryland companies have an international presence.

SUCCESS IN MARYLAND: Clear Guide Medical

Dorothee Heisenberg, CEO of Clear Guide Medical a medical device company based in Baltimore talks about her company, and how being in Maryland helps Clear Guide Medical thrive. Some of Maryland’s advantages that Heisenberg mentions includes funding opportunities, proximity to Washington D.C., and overall quality of life.

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