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International Expansion in Maryland


Interested in exploring the U.S. market or want to gain a better understanding of the investment opportunities that are available for you? Explore the resources provided below.

Global Gateway Program

The Global Gateway, Maryland's soft landing program, matches international prospects with local incubators across the state. The program provides international companies with the opportunity to test out new markets at an affordable rate, with access to business resources, educational programs, mentors and advisors, and/or networking events.  Learn more about the program here .

Foreign Direct Investment in Maryland

A truly global community, Maryland is home to some of the most diverse cities in the United States.  Foreign investors and their families are warmly welcomed with access to a wealth of cultural connections. For instance:

  • Close proximity to nearly 180 embassies
  • Opportunities to network with 900+ foreign-owned companies
  • A true melting pot of cultures - one out of every 6.5 Maryland residents were born overseas.
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The Maryland Department of Commerce has a long history of assisting businesses with foreign direct investment, overseeing 18 international offices. Our team can help you with:

  • Customized market research
  • Identifying investment opportunities
  • Introductions to potential partners
  • Site visits and meeting arrangements
  • Information on Maryland's business, governance, and regulatory framework
  • Workforce training

For more information about foreign direct investment in Maryland, contact Jessica Reynolds at jessica.reynolds@maryland.gov

Maryland Foreign Direct Investment Guide - DOWNLOAD 
Maryland International Fact Sheet - DOWNLOAD 

Invest in a New Maryland Business as an Immigrant

Administered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) and governed by federal laws and regulations, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program  allows qualified investors to become eligible for green cards for themselves and their dependent family members. To qualify, individuals must invest $1 million in a new commercial enterprise that creates 10 jobs.

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Connect with a Global Business Expert

The Maryland Department of Commerce has staff members who specialize in global expansion in specific regions around the world. Please contact the following representatives to learn more about opportunities that exist in each area:

India, Southeast Asia, Australia

Mia Romeo

443-676-8990

UK, Africa, Middle East

Brian Castleberry

410-767-6362

The Americas

Michael Howley

410-767-2808

Europe

Andrew Kreinik

410-767-8824

East Asia

Hui-Min Tzeng

443-794-7239

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