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The Context

The Maryland National Capital Region is home to 3.25 million people who are talented, driven and ready to accelerate your business. Our six-county jurisdiction, including Anne Arundel County, Charles County, Frederick County, Howard County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County, fuels innovation in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region. With a GDP of $239,291,686,000, our regional purchasing power is robust and our standard of living is superb. Our region is home to 1.4 million jobs and more than half of Maryland’s economy. Our people are change agents in their industries, communities and in the greater world.

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Map of Maryland Highlighting the Six-County Jurisdiction

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The Edge

Experience what over 84,500 companies already know. From life sciences to health care, cybersecurity to quantum technology, we’re a hub of discovery, diversity and opportunity, with prime access to Washington, D.C. and the advantages to match. The advancement available within our industries and the lifestyle offered in our communities provide the balance of work and play sought by professionals today.

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For the greater part of the 20th Century, middle-skill occupations were springboards to the middle class. From manufacturing to healthcare, transportation to trades, middle-skill workers historically achieved homeownership, financial stability and coveted facets of the American Dream. Over the last 20-plus years, high-skill and low-skill positions have dominated the marketplace, with middle-skill opportunities lagging behind. …

Small businesses are the lifeblood of local economies and provide numerous advantages to communities, from creating jobs and reducing unemployment to stimulating the local economy. Keeping capital circulating locally, small businesses build the local tax base and lead to more local public infrastructure like libraries, schools, roads, and health care systems. In turn, this local …

Communities that attract a range of cultures and talents don’t crop up by chance. Rather, communities that are consciously inclusive—like those in the Maryland National Capital Region—provide the framework for people to thrive. In our region, diversity and aptitude go hand in hand, as we’re home to one of the most racially diverse, most educated …