We have talent, but that’s only half the tale. The skill—honed through dedication and grit—is the driving force of the narrative. Our world-class workforce gives the Maryland National Capital Region a clear competitive edge. Home to one of the most educated populations in the country and sought-after professional, scientific, tech and health care talent, our people are celebrated for being the smartest (and naturally the coolest) in their fields. Whether they’re providing intelligence to support the mission or igniting it in the classroom, our people are the cornerstone of our success.
Higher Learning Excellence
With access to 75 colleges and universities in Maryland and D.C., and over 20 in our communities, our educational institutions develop talent, create jobs and partner on dynamic initiatives. Here, higher education shapes our communities and industries, one collaboration at a time. Whether they’re pushing the limits of AI, broadening access to health care or empowering small businesses, our colleges and universities aren’t just in the community; they’re of the community. Explore Maryland’s higher education scene here.
We have a great thing going—and we’re making it even greater. Building on our existing strengths, we align workforce initiatives and education with industry needs. From the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) curriculum in our award-winning public schools to trades training and higher education, we prime our pipeline for achievement. We view meaningful work as the norm, not the exception, and shape initiatives accordingly.