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Information Technology (IT)

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The Information Technology (IT) industry is the fastest growing of Baltimore County’s nine priority industries, with overall employment increasing by 46 percent between 2001 and 2015, and projected to increase by 19 percent through 2024.

Impact Overview

Impact

JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers

Regional

15,894$1.4 billionOver 870

Statewide

36,234$3.3 billionOver 2,700

County IT Industry

With nearly 5,000 IT employees, Baltimore County employs more than 13 percent of the state’s workers in this industry.

13 percent of Maryland's IT jobs.
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    5,023 workers

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    More than 600 employers

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    Generates $386 million in worker income

Employment Highlights

The following are major employers in the County's IT industry:

  1. Lockheed Martin—1,519 employees
  2. Tessco Technologies—668 employees
  3. General Dynamics Information Technology—600 employees

Lockheed Martin

A global security and aerospace company—employs over 1,500 people in its Windsor Mill location.

bwtech@UMBC

A 71-acre IT incubator with over 130 cybersecurity start-up companies as tenants.

Hunt Valley

A nationally-recognized hub for digital gaming and entertainment companies, including:

  • Firaxis Games
  • BreakAway Games
  • Big Huge Games
  • ZeniMax Online Studios

Learn More

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

 
 
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