Key Industries find value in Maryland’s economy, diverse workforce, low and stable power prices, industry-leading reliability, and access to clean renewable power. From data centers and global logistics hubs to indoor agriculture and pharma manufacturing, companies are innovating beyond the impossible here. Learn more about the key industries in Maryland.
Maryland is home to more federal labs than any other state, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), renowned universities such as Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland, a prepared scientific workforce, and initiatives designed to bolster innovation and success in life sciences.
Maryland is at the forefront of innovation in the Cyber Security and IT sector. The cyber security workforce supply is stronger than what you’ll find in California, Virginia or Texas, according to Cyber Seek, and Maryland’s tech workers are highly skilled and highly specialized.
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Maryland’s Mid-Atlantic location provides not only highway and rail access to customers in the North, South and Midwest, but also worldwide via the Port of Baltimore.
Data Centers rely on a highly skilled tech workforce, which helps enable stable business opportunities from the public section and in the burgeoning private tech sector. Maryland also has extensive and powerful broadband solutions and one of the most reliable power grids in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Maryland’s 20 military installations and over 60 federal facilities lead the way to positively impact the state and the nation, while powering a robust defense industry in Maryland. Maryland is also home to 10,000-plus aerospace and defense contractors, including leaders like Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
From the over 12,500 farms which dot the state, to the bounty of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s Agribusiness culture continues to grow. Dairy goods, poultry, even ingredients for the growing craft brewing and distillery industries are products which benefit from Maryland’s mild climate and rich soils.
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