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Inspiring Industries

Baltimore is home to countless institutions and businesses that foster an innovative spirit among locals and visitors alike. The city boasts world-class innovation across our key industries, urban development and an upcrop of local makers and creative entrepreneurs who are making waves in our neighborhoods and nationwide. Learn more about how we celebrate and embrace our diverse community.

Our Key Industries:
An enduring entrepreneurial spirit and world-class institutions

It’s no surprise that Baltimore ranks in the top five of Forbes’ list of top rising cities for startups and has been the site of $1 billion in ventures capital investment in recent years. According to a recent study, Maryland ranks first in the nation for minority and female-owned businesses. Connect with Baltimore’s ideas-driven business community and create an event that will expand the mind, and resume, of your attendees.


Johns Hopkins University ranked 12th in the list of Best Global Universities, which measures academic research performance and global reputation.

(Source: Maryland Department of Commerce)


20% of the world’s top influencers in vaccine development work in Maryland. The state is also home to 2,360 life sciences companies.

(Source: Maryland Department of Commerce)


With the city’s newfound prominence as the East Coast hub of cyber, early-stage entrepreneurship and medtech innovation, it’s the perfect time to bring your tech industry event to Baltimore.

(Source: Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore)


More than 15,600 people are employed by regional defense contractor firms, and Baltimore’s close proximity to DC is a built-in attendance base.

(Source: Maryland Department of Commerce)


Maryland’s financial firms collectively employ nearly 92,000 workers and generate $20.7 billion in gross state product.

(Source: Maryland Department of Commerce)


Since 2008, more than 3,500 events have generated more than $1.5 billion in direct spending on Maryland’s economy.

(Source: Sports Destination Management)

Valuable Creative Partners

Baltimore’s start-up and entrepreneurial scene is filled with immensely talented locals who have earned us the reputation as one of the “Coolest Cities to Visit” (Forbes). The city is home to a vibrant community of small business owners, research scientists and tech start-ups who are drawn by the culture of creativity. What this means for you is a wealth of local creatives, artful spaces and inspiring experiences that can make your meeting stand out.

Scroll through our gallery for ideas of how to work with our community.

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