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Maryland Manufacturing Story

Sixty percent of Maryland’s manufacturers are advanced – producing high-mix, low volume, high technology products. Using advanced materials, processes and machinery, companies develop heavily engineered, customized products such as sensors, unmanned and autonomous systems, medical devices, electronics and capital equipment.  Now, let’s see Maryland’s advantages.  

STRATEGIC LOCATION

  • One of the nation’s busiest corridors, located between Boston and Atlanta.
  • 33% of the U.S. population is within an overnight drive of Maryland.
  • Deep water port with four super post-Panamax cranes.
  • Access to major defense customers and 14 of the top 25 aerospace companies in the U.S.
Manufacturing Proximity

LOGISTICS AND DISTRIBUTION

Manufacturing Logistics

PORT OF BALTIMORE BOOMING

  • Port of Baltimore leads the nation in RORO cargo and ranks second as a post-Panamax ready port.
  • #1 port in country for container productivity.
  • The Port of Baltimore is a thriving deep water port, and one of the few East Coast ports handling new “Mega Ships.”
  • 50-foot deep channel and 50-foot deep berth.
  • Foreign commerce totaled 31.8 million tons of cargo in 2016 with a dollar value of $49.9 billion, ranking in the top ten nationally.
  • The top roll on/roll off (farm and construction machinery) and truck handling port in the nation.
  • The largest US auto handler with 753,265 auto units in 2015.
  • 23 million SF of warehousing; 12 million CF of cold storage.
  • One of the lowest cargo damage rates in the country.

EDUCATION & WORKFORCE

  • 2nd in the % of professional and technical workers. 
  • 4th in concentration of technology jobs (8.6% of private sector workforce). 
  • 57 accredited 2 & 4-year colleges & universities.
  • 16 community colleges offering continuing education and workforce training.
  • More Jobs for Marylanders – New program that provides tax credits for 10 years for job creation.
  • Partnership for Workforce Quality offers training grants & support services to eligible manufacturing & tech companies. 
Technology and Innovation

MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY SNAPSHOT

Snapshot graphic: $7.26B total wages; $70,350 average salary; $18.83B gross state product; $4.25B federal procurement
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Maryland Manufacturing Companies

MARYLAND MILLENIALS IN MANUFACTURING CAREERS 

Millennials in Maryland have the opportunity to work with top manufacturers to build solutions to complex problems. The Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland recently interviewed several young manufacturing professionals about their experiences working for Maryland manufacturers.

Employees from Textron Systems, Thorlabs Quantum Electronics, Stanley Black & Decker and Arnold Packaging make compelling cases for why millennials should choose Maryland manufacturing careers.

See more videos on millenials in manufacturing from the RMI.

The Pulse on Manufacturing in Maryland

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Manufacturing Resources

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