Maryland's industry clusters are at the forefront of innovation and technology, fueling economic growth and opportunity. Why focus on certain industries? Because they complement Maryland's economic and geographic strengths of being close to the nation's capital and having a strong federal job presence, such as the Aerospace & Defense and Cybersecurity industries.
A strong university system, the world's leading hospital in Johns Hopkins and the nation's #1 public schools in the country fuel industries like Information & Technology and BioHealth & Life Sciences. The state's diverse topography makes Maryland ideal for Energy & Sustainability companies.
These industries not only provide a strong synergy for all business involved, but also high paying jobs, giving Maryland a strong tax base and helping citizens to enjoy a high quality of life.
Key industry sectors and focus areas: