Maryland, located in the heart of the East Coast, is part of the 4th largest metro area in the country. Major drivers include strong demographics, optimum transportation infrastructure and the Port of Baltimore. The economic engine is largely driven by the impact of the Federal Government, Education and Medical/Bio-tech industry.

Maryland Quick Facts

  • 1st in Median Household Income
  • 5th highest workforce concentration of logistics
  • 9,135 Distribution & Logistics companies
  • $22B+ in Gross State Product generated

Feds, Meds & Eds

Maryland ranks first among the states in federal R&D obligations and is home to more than 60 federal agencies and twice as many federal laboratories (74) as any other state. 47 percent of Marylanders hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, ranking fourth in the nation.

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Maryland's Distribution Network

Encouraged by the industrial real estate market and ecommerce growth, the state of Maryland is dedicated to maintaining and investing in it’s port and logistics infrastructure. In just six months (Q4 of 2020 and Q1 of 2021), Maryland experienced 10+ million square feet of postive absorpotion.

Distribution Infrastructure Graphic
Distribution Infrastructure Graphic

Five major interstate highways: I-95, I-70, I-68, I-83, and I-81

2 Class 1 railroads: CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway provide rail connections to the US interior, Canada, and Mexico.

Port of Baltimore: Sheltered from the Atlantic, it is the closest East Coast seaport to the Midwest.

  • Nation’s leading Roll On/Roll Off port.
  • 50-foot-deep water port
  • Recently completed a second 50’ deep container berth which will add four new super-sized cranes
  • Served by two Class 1 freight rail lines
  • Offers immediate access to I-95 and I-70, the major thoroughfares to points north, south and west.

Baltimore/Washington International Airport: Just outside Baltimore and only about 30 miles from Washington, D.C.

  • A significant cargo hub, with a Foreign Trade Zone and over 400,000 square feet of cargo space.
  • Sits in the center of the state and three other international airports are accessible in the region.