MARYLAND’S LEADING INDUSTRIES

What makes Maryland work

From Deep Creek Lake to the shores of the Atlantic, doors are opening everyday across many industry sectors. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce supports rising and growing industries that make Maryland work

Take a look at how Maryland is a hub for growth and innovation through:

$ 0 B
IN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY
+ 0
BIOTECH & LIFE SCIENCES COMPANIES

BIOPHARMA & LIFE SCIENCES

On the front line of developing lifesaving vaccines and un-parralleled innovation, the biopharma and life sciences industry is vital to the future of our state—and our planet. With over 2,800 emerging biopharma companies in Maryland, the biopharma and biohealth industry continues to thrive.
Learn how legislation is influencing the industry.
0 +
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES
0 %
INCREASE IN WORKFORCE FROM 2016-2026

CONSTRUCTION

 

Maryland’s construction industry has had an increased outlook over the past couple of years. Over 90 percent of contractors are feeling more optimistic about their company’s future compared to the previous year, according to the Maryland Construction Network 2018 survey.  The three main focuses of the industry moving forward are: finding and retaining qualified talent, higher profits, and finding new business.

Learn how the Maryland Chamber’s advocacy work is making that happen.

0
INCUBATORS & RESEARCH PARKS
0 +
CYBERSECURITY COMPANIES IN MARYLAND

CYBERSECURITY & IT

Maryland is positioned to be the leading industry hub for cybersecurity—especially after the completion of Port Covington in Baltimore. Maryland has the largest cybersecurity employee population in the country. With top cybersecurity agencies including: U.S. Cyber Command, National Security Agency, Defense Information Systems Agency, and National Institute of Standards and Technology. 

Learn how you can create more opportunities for the industry.

0 %
OF ELECTRICITY WILL BE FROM RENEWABLES BY 2022
$ 0 +
JOBS IN THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY SECTOR

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Headquartered in Maryland are energy powerhouses Baltimore Gas and Electric and Constellation Energy, under Exelon Corporation. This bodes well for Maryland’s clean energy goal, to generate 20 percent of electricity from clean, renewable sources by 2022. In addition to striving for cleaner energy practices, these companies, and others, have successfully fought for electricity and natural gas deregulation in Maryland that allow consumers more freedom to choose who supplies their utilities. 

Activate your voice on issues within the industry.

$ 0 B+
TOTAL OUTPUT IN 2017
0
MANUFACTURING EMPLOYEES IN MARYLAND

MANUFACTURING

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, electronics and more.

Download the top five manufacturing bills of the 2019 session.