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UMBC Southwest Business Community

The UMBC building entrance, a hand holding a mold of a castle, and a glass door with words reading, "bwtech@umbc cyberhive."

UMBC Southwest’s prime location on I-95—in the heart of the Baltimore-Washington Corridor—supports an innovative technology and industrial business community.

Just six miles from BWI Marshall International Airport and 20 miles from the Washington, DC beltway, the business community is near federal labs, NSA, Fort Meade, U.S. Cyber Command, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) Catonsville Campus.

It is an area at the forefront of cybersecurity education, research and development. The technology and research park, bwtech@UMBC, focuses on cybersecurity, life sciences and incubators that help develop early stage companies.


Competitive Advantages

The UMBC Southwest business community has several competitive advantages, including:

  • Technology and industrial business community
  • Federal HUB Zone and Maryland Enterprise Zone
  • Proximity to federal labs, NSA, Fort Meade and Cyber Command
  • Direct access to I-95 and BWI Marshall Airport
  • UMBC recognized national leader in STEM graduates and job placements
  • University affiliated Class A tech park, major business incubator and accelerator for cyber, bio and tech companies
  • Robust, redundant data connectivity
  • Halethorpe industrial and office space—Lower cost and larger, high cube space
  • UMBC production of skilled workforce
  • Catonsville—A great place to live with a vibrant downtown commercial district
  • CCBC Catonsville

Select Business Locations

Hollins Ferry Logistics Center

  • New 185,000-square-foot existing space available
  • 100 plus cross dock doors

2209 Sulphur Spring Road

  • 312,000-square-foot warehouse available
  • I-695 frontage


  • Information technology incubator space available at bwtech north
  • 2,500 square feet available in bwtech south

Higher Education


An Honors University that excels in research, engineering, information technology, math and chess. UMBC offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Programs are offered in education, engineering, emergency health services, imaging and digital arts, information technology, aging services, life sciences, psychology, public policy and a host of other fields. UMBC was ranked number one “Up and Coming” university by U.S. News and World Report for the past four years.


CCBC offers 100 plus associate degree and certificate programs and serves more than 70,000 students annually. CCBC Catonsville is the home of The Fab Lab, a high tech workshop to make prototypes for inventions. At CCBC Essex, the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) works to standardize cyber and security-related curriculum and activities. The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have designated the Community College of Baltimore County as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Systems Security Education (CAE2Y).

Employers and Institutions

Select Employers

Business Sector

Assured Information Security


Bakery Express

Commercial bakery

Cowan Trucking

Trucking and logistics

FedEx Ground


Ferguson Enterprises

Building supplies

Heavy Seas Brewing

Craft beer manufacturing

Kaiser Permanente


Light Point Security


Next Breath

Biotech and pharma

Potomac Photonics


Quest Diagnostics

Medical tests, research and development

Saver Automotive Products






U.S. Geological Survey

Federal government


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Demographics were measured using a one-, three- and five-mile buffer around the intersection of Sulphur Spring Road and Route 1. Source: Nielsen 2015 Population Data

More Information

Contact Todd Dolbin, Business Development Representative, at or call 410-887-4096 for more information.  

Revised December 20, 2016         


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