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Professional and Business Services

The Professional and Business Services industry is made up of corporate headquarters, non-information technology professional services and office services. With developments such as Hunt Valley and Owings Mills, Baltimore County has traditionally served as a major location for corporate headquarters and corporate branch office operations, and has a strong base of business and professional services companies.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


216,959$16.4 billionOver 16,000


452,271$36 billionOver 42,600

County Professional and Business Services Industry

With over 4,500 professional and business services employers, the County employs more than 13 percent of the state’s workers in this industry and is projected to experience growth through 2024.

13 percent of Maryland's professional and business services jobs.
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    More than 60,501 workers

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    More than 4,500 employers

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    Generates $3.9 billion worker income

Employment Highlights

The following are major employers in the County's professional and business industry:

  1. CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield—The largest network for medical, dental and vision insurance in Maryland, D.C. and Northern Virginia employs more than 2,000 employees in Owings Mills.
  2. Element Fleet Management—A global fleet management solutions company employs nearly 600 people at its Sparks location.
  3. KCI Technologies—A 100 percent employee-owned engineering, consulting and construction firm that employs 400 people at its Sparks location.

Learn More

For a detailed analysis of employment in the professional and business industry, view the Job Connector Toolkit.

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Department of Economic and Workforce Development