Why Maryland?

Whether mapping the human genome, cultivating the epicenter of cybersecurity, engineering solutions for global climate change, or manufacturing critical components for the unmanned, autonomous and sensor community, companies in Maryland excel. Now, let us show you why Maryland is the right choice for you.

STRATEGIC LOCATION

  • Next-door to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
  • One of the busiest corridors, located between Boston and Atlanta.
  • The Port of Baltimore is closer to the Midwest than any other Atlantic seaport.
  • Home to 14 of America’s top 25 aerospace companies, as well as 70 of the top 100 defense contractors.
Manufacturing Proximity

TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE

Manufacturing Logistics

QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Median household income – $78,945 – highest in the nation and 37% above the national median.
  • From energized city living, to a convenient suburban lifestyle, or laid back life on the shore, Maryland fits everyone.
  • Endless recreational and cultural opportunities. Unmatched entertainment and culinary experiences. Learn more.

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SKILLED WORKFORCE

  • 2nd in the % of professional and technical workers.
  • 5th in concentration of technology jobs (8.6% of private sector workforce).
  • Leading K-12 public school system. 2nd in nation in student Advanced Placement exams.
  • 57 accredited 2 & 4-year colleges & universities.
  • 16 community colleges offering continuing education & workforce training.
Technology and Innovation

MARYLAND SNAPSHOT

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