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Baltimore County Economy

Strong, Diversified Economic Base

Baltimore County's dynamic economy is driven by national leaders and regional businesses that span every major industry sector.

Major operations of T. Rowe Price, Toyota Financial Services, Euler Hermes, Zurich America, Baltimore Life and Bank of America form a powerful finance-insurance community. 

Bar graph representing the percentage of compaines within particular industries in Baltimore County.

Pie chart representing the percentage of employment by industry

The County's manufacturing community includes General Motors, McCormick, Stanley Black & Decker, Lockheed Martin, AAI, and Procter and Gamble Beauty. BD Diagnostic Systems shares a ZIP code with one of the largest concentrations of computer game developers on the East Coast.

Headquarters for the Social Security Administration and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a core of IT contractors form the Woodlawn Federal Center, the epicenter of national each care reform implementation.

Healthcare and education are well represented in Baltimore County by fiver regional medical centers and five major colleges and universities. This exceptional level of economic diversification, coupled with financially-conservative yet forward-looking government administration, make the County an excellent place to grow business.

Corporate Operations Centers

Financial and insurance service operations centers benefit from Baltimore County's experienced workforce and reliable infrastructure, with redundant, secure telecommunications systems and power sources. Select employers include:

  • ADP
  • Travelers
  • Global Payments
  • T. Rowe Price
  • Pay Pal
  • Bank of America

Federal Agencies and Contractors

The national headquarters of the Social Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, a regional FBI office, plus key prime and sub-prime federal contractors can all be found within a two-mile radius in Baltimore County's Federal Center at Woodlawn business community. Throughout other parts of the County, aerospace and defense contractors serve DOD, NASA and NOAA. Select employers include:

  • AAI
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • CSC
  • FBI Regional Operations Centers
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Social Security Administration


Baltimore County is home to five major hospitals, supplemented by numerous acute care and long term care facilities. Select employers include:

  • Allegis/Erickson Living
  • Genesis Healthcare Greater Baltimore Medical Center
  • Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center
  • Northwest Hospital
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center
  • Sheppard Pratt Health System

Information and Advanced Technology

Baltimore County is a national hub for healthcare, video game development, financial services and logistics IT. Select employers include:

  • Direct Dimensions
  • Edaptive Systems
  • Firaxis Games
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Mindgrub
  • RTGX
  • Tessco Technologies
  • Zenimax Online


Over 500 manufacturers produce "Made in Baltimore County" products including Old Bay Seasoning at McCormick, Cover Girl and Olay cosmetics at Procter and Gamble Beauty, Lithium batteries at SAFT America, and electric motors for hybrid and plug-in vehicles at GM in White Marsh. Select employers include:

  • BD Diagnostic Systems
  • GM Baltimore Operations
  • McCormick and Company
  • Middle River Aircraft Systems
  • Procter and Gamble Beauty
  • Saft America

Port Related Industries and Logistics / Distribution Centers

Located in the heart of the Mid-Atlantic region, Baltimore County offers an integrated transportation network next to the Port of Baltimore and industrial sites with direct access to heavy rail and close proximity to deep water.
Select employers include:

  • Ace Logistics
  • Cowen Trucking
  • Evergreen Shipping Agency
  • Roadnet Technologies
  • Weyerhauser
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
  • Windspeed Logistics

Revised June 3, 2013


Revised April 6, 2016        

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