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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, halfway between Boston and Atlanta.
  • Closer to the Midwest than any other Atlantic seaport.
  • Access to defense customers and 8 of the top 10 aerospace companies in the U.S.
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QUALITY OF LIFE

  • Median household income – $73,971 – 38% above the national median.
  • World-class healthcare, including Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System and over 22,000 doctors statewide.
  • Sports teams – Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Blast.
  • Endless recreational and cultural opportunities. Unmatched entertainment and culinary experiences. Learn more.
  • From energized city living, to a convenient suburban lifestyle, or laid back life on the shore, Maryland fits everyone.
Superior Quality of Life

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND SKILLED WORKFORCE

  • 1st in the % of professional and technical workers.
  • 4th in concentration of technology jobs (8.6% of private sector workforce).
  • Leading K-12 public school system. 1st in nation in student Advanced Placement – 10 years running.
  • 57 accredited 2 & 4-year colleges & universities.
  • 16 community colleges offering continuing education & workforce training.
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Top Companies in Maryland

Maryland companies are driving innovation in areas such as BioHealth & Life Sciences, IT & Cybersecurity, Aerospace & Defense, Energy & SustainabilityAdvanced Manufacturing and Military & Federal. The state has 900 foreign-owned companies and many Maryland companies have an international presence.

SUCCESS IN MARYLAND: Bambeco

Susan Aplin and Carolyn Wapnick launched Bambeco on April 22, 2009 — Earth Day. The online retailer sells green home furnishings and décor, ranging from solar-powered tea lanterns, to recycled scrap steel trash bins and bicycle chain bottle openers.

“I wanted to extend those values across the home,” Aplin said. “I found through extensive research across Europe and America that there weren’t any nice looking products for the home that were good and affordable. They just didn’t exist.”

The company, founded in West Virginia, moved to Baltimore in 2010. Aplin says they were attracted to this region’s efforts to improve public transportation, incentives for eco-friendly businesses and proximity to the Port of Baltimore.

Watch our interview with Bambeco CEO Susan Aplin to hear more about why they chose Maryland.

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