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The construction industry is one of the County’s leading industries—accounting for six percent of the County’s overall employment. Although the industry was hit by the Great Recession, it's projected to continue to grow through 2024.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


74,764$4.6 billionOver 7,000


160,868$10 billionOver 16,000

County Construction Industry

Baltimore County accounts for 14 percent of Maryland’s construction jobs with current and future large-scale construction projects popping up all over the County.

14 percent of Maryland's construction jobs.
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    23,134 workers

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    More than 2,000 employers

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    Generates $1.4 billion in worker income

Employment Highlights

Sparrows Point

The redevelopment of Sparrows Point into a world class multimodal logistics hub is projected to create over 21,000 jobs.

Greenleigh at Crossroads

A 200-acre mixed use development of shops, offices, apartments and homes on Route 43 in White Marsh will create an estimated 2,000 construction jobs.

Towson Row

The projected development of a 1.2 million square-foot mixed-use development situated at the southern gateway of downtown Towson is projected to:

  • Create over 3,000 construction jobs
  • Generate nearly $185 million in labor income
  • Create nearly $500 million in business sales

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the construction industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

Revised January 25, 2019               


Department of Economic and Workforce Development