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Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL)

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Baltimore County’s strategic east coast location makes it a critical hub for the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) industry, which is central to the region’s economy. With strong locational assets, including access to one of the nation’s leading ports, miles of rail and major highways, the TDL industry is well situated for continued robustness and growth.

Impact Overview


JobsAssociated Worker IncomeEmployers


235,538$11 billion14,000


462,196$22 billion33,000

County Transportation Industry

Baltimore County is home to the third highest number of TDL employers in Maryland.

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    More than 66,255 workers

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    More than 4,000 employers

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    Generates more then $2.8 billion in worker income

Employment Highlights

The redevelopment of Sparrows Point into a world class multimodal logistics hub is projected to add 17,000 jobs by 2024.

North Central

The Hunt Valley I-83 corridor features a diversified business community with major corporate headquarters and global distribution operations.


The western corridor features industrial, logistics and distribution hubs with direct interstate access.


Businesses on the County’s east side access the locational assets of Sparrows Point-Dundalk for their TDL operations.

Top Employers

As ranked by number of employees in Baltimore County:

  1. Walmart and Sam's Club: 3,400 employees
  2. UPS: 1,140 employees
  3. Amazon: 1,000 employees

Learn More

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

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Department of Economic and Workforce Development