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Why Maryland

5 Reasons Businesses Turn to Maryland

40% of Marylanders hold a bachelor's degree or higher, ranking fourth in the nation. Nearly 20% of Marylanders have a graduate or professional degree, ranking Maryland second in the nation. More on workforce.

One of the best-performing power grids in the nation, broadband access for 95% of the state, and a connected transportation infrastructure. More on infrastructure.

With D.C. as our neighbor, the nation’s decision makers are in our backyard, and in our prime mid-Atlantic location, and our location is about as good as it gets. More on location.

Maryland is one of the most diverse states in the U.S., and home to renowned cultural institutions. More on culture.

From our highly ranked early education systems, to our leading universities, and everything in between, Maryland prides itself on education. More on education.

#1

Safest City (Columbia)

#2

City for connectivity (Baltimore)

#1

Federal obligations for R&D

#2

Most educated state

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BIG MOVES, BIG RETURNS

YOUR BEST LIFE STARTS HERE

Maryland isn’t just a great place to do business. It’s a great place to live, too. From the mountains in Western Maryland, to the majestic Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, transplants to Maryland are enamoured with the state’s diverse landscape and endless opportunity for living the good life.

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YOUR BEST LIFE STARTS HERE

Maryland isn’t just a great place to do business. It’s a great place to live, too. From the mountains in Western Maryland, to the majestic Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, transplants to Maryland are enamoured with the state’s diverse landscape and endless opportunity for living the good life.

LIFE SCIENCES

#2

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, WAREHOUSE & 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

Federal obligations for R&D (per capita)

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

#2

Most educated state

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TOURISM

#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

#2

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, WAREHOUSE & 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

Federal obligations for R&D (per capita)

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

#2

Most educated state

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TOURISM

#25

"Best in the World" destination

Explore Industry 

EMERGING INDUSTRIES

#1

Science & technology workforce

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