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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, halfway 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 18 of the top 25 aerospace companies in the U.S.
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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—averages 84 container moves per hr. per berth.
  • 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 29.5 million tons of cargo in 2014 with a dollar value of $52.5 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 792,795 auto units in 2014.
  • 23 million SF of warehousing; 12 million CF of cold storage.
  • One of the lowest cargo damage rates in the country.

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. 2nd in nation in student Advanced Placement exams.
  • 57 accredited 2 & 4-year colleges & universities.
  • 16 community colleges offering continuing education and workforce training.
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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FEATURED INCUBATOR: Open Works 

A new creative center for makers and artists sits in the heart of Station North, one of Baltimore’s original manufacturing districts. Open Works is a 34,000-square-foot incubator that provides state-of-the-art resources for artists, designers, entrepreneurs and architects.

In addition to individual studio spaces, Open Works has a 3-D printing studio, a wood shop, metal shop, digital media studio, digital fabrication shop, and a textiles studio. The center also offers a variety of workshops.

Initially financed in part by the Maryland Department of Commerce and other organizations, Open Works offers memberships and month-to-month space rentals.

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