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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Manufacturing in Maryland today is evolutionary. The state's diverse, high caliber industry sectors including unmanned, autonomous, sensor, electronics, biomedical and alternative energy are energizing the emergence of new products and services while increasing Maryland’s advanced manufacturing resource base. Maryland manufacturers embrace and leverage technology. The workforce is both innovative and productive yielding considerable competitive advantages both domestically and internationally.​  

ManufacturingSurveyAd.pngIn 2014, Maryland released new survey results​ showing that Maryland’s manufacturing firms play a crucial role in the state’s economy, employing more than 100,000 workers and generating over $20 billionCheck out the report here​. ​

With an enviable strategic location, a highly skilled workforce, excellent education system, superior transportation infrastructure and desirable quality of life, Maryland provides significant opportunities to start, locate or expand your business.

For more information, contact Joyce La Padula​ at (410) 767-0697.

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Featured Company: Harford Systems, Inc.

Since 1941, Harford Systems​ has produced everything from crab pots to telecommunications components. But despite its massive Aberdeen-based facility filled with machinery, President Ralph Ahrens claims it’s the employees who really power the company.


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Industry Snapshot

  • Employment (2013) -106,450 jobs
  • Leading subsectors:
    • Computer and electronic product manufacturing - 18,600 jobs
    • Food manufacturing - 14,400 jobs
    • Chemical manufacturing - 11,900 jobs
    • Printing and related activities - 7,900 jobs
  • Business establishments (2013) - 3,680
  • Total wages (2013) - $7.37 billion
  • Average salary (2013) - $69,210
  • Gross state product (2012) - $20.03 billion
  • Federal procurement (FY2013) - $4.19 billion
  • Exports (2012) - $11.7 billion

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