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KEY INDUSTRIES It’s Happening Here
GREATER BALTIMORE’S BUSINESS LANDSCAPE is a major epicenter for the nation’s most innovative, in-demand industries, including healthcare, biosciences and IT. Proximity to Washington, D.C., also makes our region a major player in government contracting, and there is a wealth of investment capital to support ongoing growth and innovation. An ever-growing scene of startup incubators and co-working spaces adds to Greater Baltimore’s competitive assets. As you plan your next meeting, rely on our region’s high concentration of well-trained professionals for the expert resources and built-in audience support that are bound to yield the ultimate event experience.
The region’s top five private-sector employers (and number of local employees) are:
> Johns Hopkins University (31,320)
> University of Maryland Medical Center (22,533)
> Johns Hopkins Health System (22,290)
> MedStar Health (10,400)
> Northrop Grumman Corp. (10,400) Source: Baltimore Business Journal, 2017
Baltimore is home to a world-class infrastructure of
healthcare institutions and practitioners that continues to expand rapidly. Our medical schools — Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of Maryland School of Medicine — are leaders in healthcare education, and our research facilities pave the way for a healthier future. Johns Hopkins Hospital is #3 on U.S. News & World Report’s honor roll of the best hospitals in the nation, and is nationally ranked in 15 adult and 10 children’s specialties.
> The region is home to the third-highest concentration of healthcare services employees in the country.
> More than 189,000 people are employed in the region’s healthcare industry.
Source: Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Greater Baltimore’s proximity to federal agencies
facilitates drug approvals, but the region has many other resources to offer biosciences companies as well. For example, a strong local support network for the industry includes bioparks, science-focused incubators and tech councils. In Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore is home to the country’s No. 1 research institution based on National Institutes of Health (NIH) awards. In 2016 alone, the university received more than $650 million from the NIH.
> The Baltimore-Washington area is 6th in the U.S. for total VC funding for biotech ($1.16 billion).
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Downtown Business District

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