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By Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

I was born, raised, live and work in Baltimore County. Here are just a few of the many things to love about our home county.

Our schools rule, with an 89% graduation rate and seven Baltimore County public high schools ranked among the region’s 25 best by Niche, a nationally recognized website that evaluates schools and neighborhoods.

The Ravens are at home here, at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills.

Craft brews from Heavy Seas, Du Claw, Key and White Marsh brewing are a great way to cheer our favorite teams.

Guinness is bringing its Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House to Baltimore County – the legendary brand’s only North America location for brewing and testing new beers.

You can be in downtown Towson and, 10 minutes later, be driving past a thoroughbred horse farm, enjoying a round of golf, or taste-testing at a vineyard.

Baltimore County boasts more than 200 miles of shoreline for waterfront dining, sailing, kayaking, and sunset celebrations, on shore and off.

Thirty percent of Baltimore County’s land is preserved as parkland and open space for recreation, green space, water protection and family farms.

Tradepoint Atlantic, one of the largest industrial redevelopments in the U.S., is bringing 10,000 jobs back to Sparrows Point.

When a Fortune 500 company brings 400 new jobs to Baltimore County, you know we’ve got something great going on here. Thanks Stanley Black & Decker.

There’s no place like home!

Fortune 500 company expanding tool division headquarters   

Stanley Black & Decker is adding capacity to support 400 new jobs in Baltimore County to bolster the company’s growing Global Tools & Storage business. The Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company will be investing $8.5 million to build-out new office space at Greenleigh at Crossroads in White Marsh-Middle River.

The expansion will bring Stanley Black & Decker’s total employment in Maryland to approximately 2,700. The company currently employs 1,600 people at their Global Tool and Storage division headquarters in Towson.

“Stanley Black & Decker could have brought these jobs to any place in the United States. This major expansion by a global industrial leader shows their confidence in Baltimore County’s innovation economy and our highly skilled workers,” said Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz.

Stanley Black & Decker’s new building will house positions in electrical and electromechanical engineering, digital and brand marketing, industrial design, finance, and human resources. The average annual salary for the new jobs will be $60,000.                                                

“As Stanley Black & Decker continues to grow, we need to continually infuse our business with innovation-minded people who are excited about building the innovations that will change the world tomorrow,” said Jeff Ansell, President of Global Tools & Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. “We continue to find those people right here in Maryland and we are proud to expand our operations in a place that we’ve called home for nearly 110 years. The State of Maryland and the County of Baltimore have been strong partners throughout this expansion process, and are working hard to help our innovative, high-performing company grow in Maryland.”

Stanley Black & Decker’s expansion grows their Baltimore County footprint by 92,000 square feet. The company will lease office space at Greenleigh at Crossroads, a $750 million mixed-use development at Maryland Route 43 and I-95 in White Marsh-Middle River developed by St. John Properties.

The company currently occupies 565,000 square feet of office, research and development, innovation, maker space and training facilities in Towson. Locations include a 31-acre division headquarters campus on East Joppa Road and leased properties in the downtown Towson area.

Baltimore County is providing a $200,000 conditional loan to assist the company with project costs. Support of a resolution related to a Maryland State loan will be discussed at a County Council work session February 13, 2018.

Legacy of Innovation in Baltimore County

In 1910, Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker opened a shop in downtown Towson, Maryland. In 1916, they obtained the world’s first patent for a portable power tool.

Stanley Works and Black & Decker companies merged in 2010, forming Stanley Black & Decker.  In 2017, Stanley Black & Decker ranked 250 on the Fortune 500 list.

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Revised September 11, 2017