Fortune Magazine announced the 2021 Fortune 500 list this week, which includes six Maryland companies. The Fortune 500 list is an annual ranking of the 500 largest companies in America. This year, three Greater Baltimore region companies made the list, marking the first time in a decade that companies in the region have made the list.
“This year’s Fortune 500 list is yet another sign that Maryland is home to some of the strongest and most innovative companies in the country—and the world,” said Governor Hogan. “It’s also a sign of the resilience our business community has shown after the challenges of the past year. I’m incredibly proud that these companies call Maryland home. Our state truly is open for business.”
Lockheed Martin, Discovery, Marriott International, T. Rowe Price, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and McCormick all made the 67th annual list. Lockheed Martin tops the Maryland list at No. 49, with Discovery Communications at No. 290 and Marriott International at No. 293. Followed by T. Rowe Price ranked at No. 447, and Sinclair Broadcasting, which ranks No. 465. Rounding out Maryland’s honorees is McCormick, ranked at No. 482.
“It’s inspiring to see that these Maryland companies are still thriving after COVID-19 rocked the world economy,” said Commerce Secretary Kelly M. Schulz. “They continue to bring new jobs and increased prosperity to our state. The appearance of three new companies on the Fortune 500 list is a sign that our state remains a welcoming and supportive place to do business.”