Five Reasons to Choose Maryland
1. Supporting the Mission, Protecting the War Fighter, Healing the Wounded
Innovative research to develop new equipment to protect the war fighter. Critical testing and evaluation of new equipment and ordnance for U.S. armed forces. State-of-the-art medical care for wounded warriors. It’s all here in Maryland, where dedicated workers support the missions of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines across the globe.
2. Maryland boasts one of the highest qualities of life in the nation including affordable house, prestigious schools and low unemployment:
3. Where People Are People
Friendly, well-educated and ethnically diverse, Maryland’s population of nearly six million is ready to welcome you to our state. Founded in 1632, Maryland by the 19th century was the third most common point of entry for European immigrants, behind only New York and Boston. The German, Irish and English immigrants who arrived in Baltimore in the 1800s built ethnic communities near employment centers. The German, Polish and Russian immigrants – many of whom were Jewish refugees – arrived before, during and after World War II. By 2000, foreign-born residents comprised nearly 10 percent of the population.
Maryland ranks first in the nation in median household income -- $68,080, 34 percent above the national median. The state’s per capita personal income – $46,646 in 2007 – rose by 63 percent from 1997 to 2007, ranked sixth among the 50 states and beat the national average by 21 percent.
4. Where Down Time Is Prime Time For Fun
Maryland’s Mid-Atlantic location means you’ll have the best of all four seasons. And Maryland’s moderate climate ensures that you can enjoy outdoor activities – from skiing, sledding and snowboarding to baseball, boating and sunbathing – all year round.
With more than 4,000 miles of Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean coastline, hundreds of lakes and dozens of rivers, the water’s just fine in Maryland!
Fun comes naturally in Maryland. From music to museums, water country to wine country, wildlife and wild life to arts and culture. So many things to do within a short distance!
5. Location, Location, Location
Maryland is strategically located along the vibrant Eastern Seaboard, bordering the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and a short train or plane ride from popular business, entertainment and cultural centers from Boston and New York to Atlanta, Charlotte and Miami. Maryland offers an outstanding quality of life – with ocean, river and lake beaches, pastoral country settings and picturesque mountain resorts to enjoy – and an abundance of business resources to help you succeed.