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Baltimore County Small Business

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Resource Directory for the Small Business Owner in Baltimore County

Small Business Development Center of Central Maryland

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Small Business Administration 

Local Lending Institutions

Baltimore County Minority Business Enterprise Office

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Baltimore County Economic Development

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Baltimore County Assets

Technology Advantage

Baltimore County Annual Growth and Progress Report

Baltimore County Achievements: Technology

Dynamic Technology Environment

  • Leading technology sectors include information technology, research, high technology machinery and instruments, and biotech / medical technology
  • is a collaborative public/private partnership committed to advancing life science business development in the Baltimore region.
  • Tech friendly business climate with a cohesive, interactive network of local technology companies.
  • The Center for Applied Information Technology at Towson University responds to the needs of the business community in the region by providing education and training in current information technology (IT) skills and practices, as well as providing consulting services to the community in information technology issues and solutions.
  • Strong technology community with support and resources through the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.

Optimum Resources to grow Companies


  • The Baltimore County technology community is near a concentration of federal scientific and technical laboratories, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and National Institutes of Health. Three technology incubators in the Baltimore area nurture and expand technology-based businesses: techcenter@UMBC [PDF], ALPHA Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Campus, and the Emerging Technology Center at The Can Company.
  • Financing programs sponsored by Baltimore County and the State of Maryland can assist technology businesses in acquiring and improving land, securing buildings and equipment and meet working capital needs. The Baltimore County Advanced Technology Loan Fund complements State and federal financing programs such as the Maryland Industrial Partnership (MIPs) grants, Maryland Venture Capital Trust, Maryland Defense Adjustment Loan Fund and Small Business Innovation (SBIR) grants.


Unique Technology Locations in the County

  • bwTech@UMBC
    • Aerial view [PDF]
    • New 41-acre park [PDF] in campus setting. [PDF]
    • Off I-95, five miles west of BWI Airport.
    • Pre-approved development plan.
    • Five fully served pad-graded sites.
    • Single and multi-tenant RandD facilities.
    • Conference and training center.
    • Access to UMBC intellectual resources.


  • techcenter @ UMBC
    • Aerial View [PDF]
    • Technical Features [PDF]
    • 170,000 square feet leasable space.
    • 75,000 square feet lab space, including wet labs.
    • Conference, auditorium and seminar rooms.
    • Hazardous waste removal.
    • Specialized utilities, maintenance and custodial services.
    • Subsidized incubator space available.
    • Just south of UMBC campus, off I-95.
    • Technology Neighbors: 12 incubator companies including Cell Works, Columbia Technologies, Expitaxial Technologies, Intellivax and Spatial Systems Associates.
  • Rosewood Technology Park
    • 35-acre park in Owings Mills.
    • Three fully-served development pads.
    • Easy access to I-795 and Baltimore Beltway.
    • Growing corporate environment
Baltimore County Game Development Center

Building the Next Generation Workforce

  • Pipeline of Game Talent Maryland game developers find the region’s colleges and universities offer opportunities for learning and teaching. “There’s a pipeline of talent coming out of Maryland’s colleges. That’s a real plus for our business,” commented Joe Biglin, COO of BreakAway Ltd. in Hunt Valley, Maryland.
  • 58 colleges and universities Maryland’s 58 accredited colleges and universities and 16 community colleges already provide a range of curricula, research and training programs.
  • Among the institutions offering multi-media and digital arts programs are the Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Maryland College Park, Towson University, Villa Julie College and Johns Hopkins.
  • Specialized Game Studies  and Research The UMBC Training Center is the first East Coast training center for Discreet’s 3D-Game Animation software.
  • The University of Baltimore and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) have launched a four-year degree program in multi-media and game development, with options for graduate degrees in advanced interactivity. Baltimore County Public Schools are exploring opportunities through their Career Connections program.
  • Researchers at University of Maryland at College Park and UMBC are working to develop advanced solutions through Internet 2, which will broaden the Internet’s technical capacity and launch new interactive applications.


  • The University of Maryland Baltimore County ranks fourth among U.S. research universities in the production of IT degrees and certificates, and is the largest producer of such graduates among research universities in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.

Games Made or Published by Maryland Companies

  • Axis and Allies
  • Operational Art of War
  • Battleground Series
  • Railroad Tycoon
  • Battleship
  • Rise of Nations
  • Centipede
  • Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri
  • Cleopatra: The Official Pharaoh Expansion
  • Sid Meier’s Civil War Collection
  • Diplomacy
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization Series
  • Elder Scrolls Series
  • Sid Meier’s SimGolf
  • Game Magic
  • The Campaign Series
  • Green Berets
  • The Terminator
  • Gridiron
  • Tropico: Trouble in Paradise
  • Hidden and Dangerous
  • Waterloo: Napoleon’s Last Battle
  • Mafia
  • Wayne Gretzky Hockey
  • Magic Gathering Online


Maryland’s Game Development Community


Major Groups

bwtech@UMBC Research Park

Greater Baltimore Technology Council

Maryland TEDCO – gateway to Maryland’s technology community

Technology Council of Maryland



techcenter @ UMBC

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development

Emerging Technology Center

TowsonGlobal at Towson University

Accelerate Baltimore