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Defense Business Growth

Business owners who are interested in growing their defense businesses in Maryland are encouraged to explore the following resources.

Track Defense Spending in Maryland (Maryland Defense Network)

The Maryland Department of Commerce offers a free online network/search tool, the Maryland Defense Network (MDN) , to help visualize the impact of defense spending in Maryland, and to help Maryland defense companies see and be seen for contractor and subcontractor opportunities. MDN also offers a custom dashboard with saved filters, charts, and tables.

Southern Maryland Innovates

With four separate Navy research installations that boast 10 new disclosures monthly and more than 1,500 patents for licensing, Southern Maryland is a hotbed of innovation. Southern Maryland Innovates helps fuel that innovation and boost economic diversification in the area. Connect with the region’s innovation ecosystem through Southern Maryland Innovates  and follow the annual Crab Pot, the Southern Maryland Pitch Competition .

Southern Maryland Innovates is a joint initiative made possible by the cooperation and funding from the College of Southern Maryland, Maryland Department of Commerce, U.S. Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC), Calvert County, Charles County, and St. Mary’s County.

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