Your Guide to Baltimore's Ecosystem

Why Build In Baltimore?

Whether you are a local entrepreneur, a small startup looking for a new HQ, or a big company vying to add some new offices, here is why Baltimore is the Best Place To Build.

1. Baltimore has the Basics

From ample land, manufacturing, and office space to a thriving arts and culture scene, Baltimore has all the requirements for a business hub

Affordable Buildings and Land

The cost of living in Baltimore is 22% less than in other major metropolitan areas, meaning your money goes further

Access to Tech Talent and Workforce

Home to nearly 15 colleges and universities, your new team members are only steps away

Central Mid-Atlantic Location

From Baltimore, it's only one hour to DC, two hours to Philly, and three hours to New York City

It's called Charm City for a reason

2. Baltimore has the Personality

Baltimore is known for its thriving arts and culture scene. Not only does this give the city one hell of a personality, but it means that your team will never lack for things to do after work

3. Baltimore has the Resources

Whether you are a startup or large company, Baltimore has tax credits and other financial incentives made just for you

  • 500
    Resources for Entrepreneurs
    From accelerators, to mentorship programs, to grants, Baltimore has everything you need to build
  • 200
    Organizations Supporting Entrepreneurs
    Baltimore is built for business. There are over 200 organizations dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs in Charm City
  • 50+
    Financial and Tax Incentives for Business
    From workforce development credits to generous loans, Baltimore businesses benefit from dozens of financial incentive programs
We're Pretty Personable

4. Baltimore has the People

Baltimore is home to dozens of academic institutions, meaning you'll never have to look far to find your next teammate
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Maryland Institute College of Art
  • Loyola University Maryland
  • Morgan State University
  • Norte Dame of Maryland
  • Baltimore City Community College
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • Coppin State University
  • University of Baltimore
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Anne Arundel Community College

5. Baltimore has the Company

You'll be right at home in a city full of thriving small businesses, august academic institutions, and powerhouse corporations - all within walking distance

6. Baltimore Has EcoMap

Now that you know Baltimore, get to know its entrepreneurial community:
"We built EcoMap for one reason - so everyone can access the information that they need to build successful ventures in Baltimore"
Pava LaPere
Founder, EcoMap Technologies