Use your voice to strengthen the industry.
The history of manufacturing in Maryland is deep-rooted. Baltimore’s shipyards from the early 1800s still inﬂuence the landscape that you see in the city today. Maryland is currently home to 3,900 manufacturing companies, encompassing sectors such as aerospace and defense, food and agribusiness, biopharma, medical devices, fabricated metal, computers and electronics. With headquarters for household names like Perdue, McCormick, Lockheed Martin and Stanley Black & Decker, manufacturing in Maryland is on the rise. We are number two in percentage of professional and technical workers, in innovation among states and in opportunity. While our strategic location, transportation infrastructure and foreign trade zones are ideal for the industry, there is more work to be done to make Maryland law more
New laws have the ability to support or threaten the upward trajectory of this industry in the state. The Maryland Chamber helps companies like yours inﬂuence critical legislation within the Maryland General Assembly.
Download the top 5 bills impacting the industry through our Manufacturing Policy Report.
MORE JOBS FOR MARYLANDERS ACT OF 2017
Supported by the Maryland Chamber, this bill sought to eliminate state taxes for manufacturers who created jobs in certain high unemployment areas for the next 10 years. It also sought to provide tax credits for employers who oﬀer more jobs in these same areas and provide $1 million in workforce development scholarships for eligible students to enroll in job training programs.
REGIONAL CARBON COST COLLECTION INITIATIVE
Opposed by the Maryland Chamber, this bill would have mandated $8 billion in taxes on Maryland businesses over ﬁve years. It would have established the Regional Carbon Cost Collection Initiative to administer a Greenhouse Gas emission tax on businesses across the state.