Technology companies discover strategic advantages in Baltimore County. Firms have access to a strong customer base, developed infrastructure, well-educated workers, affordable places to live, and a variety of financing and business support. Baltimore County is home to cutting edge bioscience, signature software development, interactive technologies and systems integration companies. Biomanufacturer BD Diagnostic Systems, healthcare software firm ViPS, computer game company Firaxis Games, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and AAI lead the list of Baltimore County tech firms.
In Baltimore County, we're next to what's important to our business, federal and military decision-makers in D.C., an exceptionally talented workforce, and affordable office space." - Douglas Whatley, CEO, BreakAway Ltd.
Customers at Your Doorstep
The world's largest IT customer, the U.S. Federal Government, plus 220 federal and academic research institutes, are at your doorstep. Headquarters for the Social Security Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Institute of Health, and regional FBI headquarters are located in Baltimore County. From your offices in Baltimore County, you'll have easy access to the entire mid-Atlantic including:
- Washington, D.C. (50-minute drive)
- Downtown Baltimore (20-minute drive)
- Manhattan (2 hours by train)
- For longer trips,Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) links you to the world,with Martin State Airport convenient for corporate air travel
Maryland has the highest concentration of professional and technical workers in the United States. Maryland has the 2nd largest concentration of bioscience workers in the United States. Over 35 percent of Baltimore County workers have bachelors degrees or beyond and more than 15 percent hold advanced degrees, compared to 10 percent nationally. Baltimore's tech talent stems from the region's 25 colleges and universities, including Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC),Towson University, and Maryland Institute College of Art. Specialized programs include studies in artificial intelligence, digital arts and systems integration. UMBC is one of the largest producers of undergraduate IT degrees in the nation. Recognizing the potential of interactive technologies and game development, Baltimore County Public Schools, the Community College Baltimore County and University of Baltimore have developed a unique degree program in multimedia and game development.
Baltimore County's telecommunications infrastructure provides system reliability, data, voice and image integrity, high performance transport, and flexibility in accessing new services. Co-carriers are available in major employment centers, offering price competition, increased diversity routing options, and faster rollout of new services and technologies.
You don't need to sacrifice location or a quality lifestyle for affordable living. In Baltimore County, you'll enjoy lower labor costs and a lower cost of living - over one-half less than San Francisco. This means that your business and your employees can enjoy all the benefits of the region without the high price tag.
Baltimore County Technology Support
- Baltimore County Advanced Technology Loan Fund
- Maryland Venture Capital Funds
- Maryland Technology Development Corporation
- Workforce Recruitment and Training Grants
Contact us to see how the Baltimore County advantage can work for you. Call 410-887-8000; Department of Economic Development
Revised June 3, 2013
Revised April 6, 2016