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         FORT MEADE: CENTRAL MARYLAND’S ECONOMIC ENGINE
 Maryland is home to 14 military installations, but Fort George G. Meade, in western Anne Arundel County, accounts for almost half of the military’s economic impact on the state.
The most recent comprehensive study of Fort Meade’s contribution to the local economy was published by the Maryland Department
of Commerce in 2015, using FY 2012 data. That study showed a total impact of $27 billion.
“We know the workforce and the mission have grown since then, so that number now has got to be well in excess of $30 billion,” said Dean Ertwine of the department’s Office of Military and Federal Affairs.
Altogether, Fort Meade is home to 119 organizations, including, most famously, the National Security Agency (NSA). “Most Army installations are shrinking. Fort Meade continues to grow,” said Chad Jones, a public
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