Here at the Maryland Department of Commerce, we have plenty of information to help you discover why Maryland is a great place to live and work.
Rich Concentration of Assets
Situated in one of the nation’s busiest corridors, halfway between Boston and Atlanta, Maryland’s strategic location offers a peerless concentration of assets per square mile — all easily accessible.
- 42nd in square miles
- 19th in population — 6 million
- 57 institutions of higher learning
- 350+ federal and academic research centers
- 20+ military facilities with 12 major installations
Our Why Maryland page provides more quick facts about everything Maryland has to offer. Or if you are looking for a more technical printable overview, download our Brief Economic Facts. In this document, we've compiled all the basics for you - population, tax rates, employment numbers, income, transportation infrastructure as well as educational resources.
The Counties of Maryland
From the Appalachian Mountains to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland offers a little bit of everything. Use the interactive map below for a quick description of each county and a contact at the local economic development office.
If you are interested in seeing how the counties compare to each other, please check out our Maryland Data Explorer tool.
FEATURED BUSINESS: Bambeco
Bambeco CEO Susan Aplin talks about why Maryland is an "excellent choice" to locate a business, citing the port, thriving clean energy industry, the Maryland Venture Fund, technology incubators and successful consumer product brand powerhouses like Maryland's home-grown Under Armour.