Formerly a hub for east coast manufacturing and shipping, Baltimore is undergoing a renaissance of sorts since the shuttering of the steel and automotive plants. Johns Hopkins University and Hospital remains as the nation’s leading medical science facility and the city has built exciting new venues like the National Aquarium and Inner Harbor projects.
But there is a new renewal of the city’s economy and it is coming from the information technology industry. Technical staffing associated with IT has increased 48% between 2001 and 2015 and is expected to grow another 19% by 2024. With over 870 companies requiring technical staffing in the thousands and supporting a payroll in excess of $1.4 billion, Baltimore and Baltimore County along with Fort Meade, MD are fast becoming an east coast hub for IT firms and technical staffing opportunities.