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THE CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAMBER (CMC)
    Come
grow
with us!
CHAMBERS ARE CRITICAL
TO BUILDING AND SUPPORTING STRONG BUSINESS ECOSYSTEMS,
but this can’t be done without connecting and partnering with key regional assets. In the Central Maryland Region, we are lucky
to have such assets because
they will set the foundation for
a thriving business ecosystem in which all businesses can interact, advance and successfully support one another.
The CMC is very fortunate to represent the “growth corridor” of Maryland, a fact that is
further revealed throughout
this directory. Whether the goal of a business in the Central Maryland region is networking, business expansion, information or advocacy, the CMC is their
key partner for growth. Through the CMC’s recent merger, member businesses are enjoying greater connections, expanded programing and unsurpassed support that helps them prosper.
The CMC looks forward to your partnership and hopes
the information in this directory gives you a better idea of who we are and why you should become an active participant in the Central Maryland region’s continued growth. 
 Fort George G. Meade
◆ Fort Meade is the largest economic engine in Maryland, generating well over $20 billion in economic activity per year.
◆ With more than 55,000 employed personnel and an additional 83,000 supported by Fort Meade facilities and services, Fort Meade is the largest employer in the state and has the second-largest workforce
of any Army installation.
◆ The complex includes the 5,400-acre installation and 119 partner organizations (e.g., federal agencies).
◆ More than $2 billion in cyber construction is nearing completion.
◆ The U.S. Cyber Command/NSA first-phase expansion includes 1.8 million square feet of construction, with long-term plans for 5.8 million square feet of space for 6,500 personnel.
◆ U.S. Cyber Command has just become its own unified command, which will increase the number of personnel and the influence of Fort Meade.
Live! Casino & Hotel/Arundel Mills
◆ Maryland Live! Casino, Maryland’s most exciting gaming and entertainment experience, opened in June 2012. The $500 million multi-use complex spans 12 acres and includes slot machines, a full range of table games, a poker room, nationally acclaimed restaurants, an entertainment venue and other first-class amenities.
◆ The Cordish Companies recently opened a $200 million flagship Live! Hotel at Maryland Live! Casino, and the new complex has been rebranded as Live! Casino & Hotel. The 350,000-square-foot complex features a 17-story hotel tower, which is the tallest building in Anne Arundel County. The complex features more than 300 luxury guest rooms, an event center, meeting spaces, new dining options and a day spa/salon.
◆ Arundel Mills Mall itself is a value-shopping destination with 17 anchors and more than 225 specialty stores that feature outlet, discount and specialty retailers, themed restaurants and entertainment covering just over 1.5 million square feet.
◆ Arundel Mills Mall and Live! Casino draw 18 million visitors a year — as Maryland’s #1 tourist destination.
Baltimore/Washington International
Thurgood Marshall Airport
◆ BWI Marshall is a world-class airport, providing invaluable access to destinations around the world.
◆ More than 98,000 jobs can be attributed to BWI Marshall.
◆ BWI Marshall’s economic impact includes $3.8 billion in personal income, $7.0 billion in business revenue and more than $1.6 billion in local purchases.
◆ BWI Marshall’s tax contribution is nearly $800 million per year.
◆ More than 25 million commercial passengers travel through the airport per year. 
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