Visionaries Belong

Here, Here!


You’ve got the big idea. Maybe it’s just a business plan or a prototype. Maybe you have some partners and funding, or even a few employees. You’re ready for your business to start up and never stop. Well, welcome to Maryland. We can help with that. With an unmatched tech workforce, an extensive network of incubators, and universities and federal agencies presenting nonstop tech transfer opportunities, Maryland is bursting with innovation.

#3

Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) awards

#2

Innovation & technology

#1

Best American cities for women in business (Baltimore)

#1

Technology and science workforce

Facts & Figures  

The numbers don't lie

5 ways Maryland’s innovation ecosystem is unlike any other.

Doing business in Baltimore costs 60% less than SF, and 44% less than NYC.

An ideal mid-Atlantic location puts the world within the reach of entrepreneurs.

A history of helping businesses scale up.

Innovative funding programs, unique opportunities and valuable resources.

Fertile ground for research, incubators and top talent.

Innovation Lives Here

In Maryland, you’ll find an entrepreneurial spirit that’s welcoming, challenging, and most of all, inspiring. Get to know the people behind Maryland’s groundbreaking innovations.

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As we were deciding where we wanted to have our headquarters, Maryland won hands down. They really support early stage innovation.

– Pramod Raheja, CEO, Airgility

MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME

Across Maryland, you’ll find world-class incubators, accelerator programs and research parks. And if you just need a basic office space, more and more coworking spaces continue to be added to the map in Maryland, making it easy and affordable to bring your business to Maryland.

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LIFE SCIENCES

#4

Life sciences cluster

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CYBERSECURITY & IT

Top 10

Global cyber hub

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Key Industries 

INDUSTRY INNOVATION

Our highly skilled workforce fuels high-tech industries; while our natural advantages: a prime location, ideal conditions, and proximity to key markets bolster other sectors. Get to know Maryland’s key industries.

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING / INDUSTRY 4.0

#2

Innovation & technology

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AEROSPACE & AVIATION

#1

Concentration of aerospace engineers

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AGRIBUSINESS

12,250

Farms dot the state

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CLEANTECH & RENEWABLE ENERGY

#6

For renewable energy

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DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

1/3

of the U.S. population reached overnight

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DATA CENTERS

#3

in grid modernization

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MILITARY, FEDERAL & DEFENSE

#1

in Federal obligations for R&D (per capita)

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

#2

Most educated state

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TOURISM

Top 25

"Best in the World" destination

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EMERGING INDUSTRIES

#1

Science & Technology workforce

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Key Industries 

INDUSTRY INNOVATION

Our highly skilled workforce fuels high-tech industries; while our natural advantages: a prime location, ideal conditions, and proximity to key markets bolster other sectors. Get to know Maryland’s key industries.

LIFE SCIENCES

#4

Life sciences cluster

Explore Industry 

CYBERSECURITY & IT

Top 10

Global cyber hub

Explore Industry 

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING / INDUSTRY 4.0

#2

Innovation & technology

Explore Industry  

AEROSPACE & AVIATION

#1

Concentration of aerospace engineers

Explore Industry 

AGRIBUSINESS

12,250

Farms dot the state

Explore Industry 

CLEANTECH & RENEWABLE ENERGY

#6

For renewable energy

Explore Industry 

DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

1/3

of the U.S. population reached overnight

Explore Industry 

DATA CENTERS

#3

in grid modernization

Explore Industry 

MILITARY, FEDERAL & DEFENSE

#1

in Federal obligations for R&D (per capita)

Explore Industry 

FINANCIAL SERVICES

#2

Most educated state

Explore Industry 

TOURISM

Top 25

"Best in the World" destination

Explore Industry 

EMERGING INDUSTRIES

#1

Science & Technology workforce

Explore Industry 
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Contact Us 

Allyson Redpath

Director of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Maryland Department of Commerce

  914-330-1235   Allyson.Redpath@maryland.gov