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Baltimore is the largest city in Maryland and the 26th largest city in the country. The Baltimore Metropolitan Area has grown at a steady pace and is now the 20th largest in the country. With hundreds of districts within it, Baltimore has been named "a city of neighborhoods”. The city s role in the War of 1812 and Francis Scott Key s writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" have both influenced the city s historical importance. The Baltimore Area is known for its prominence in the health and science sectors, which is partly attributed to the prestigious Johns Hopkins University school system, the University of Maryland-Baltimore, and other schools such as the University of Baltimore and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. There are countless amenities in Baltimore, including all major banks, convenience stores, shopping malls, trendy bars and restaurants.
Setting up your business here
According to the Brookings Institution, almost a quarter of the jobs in the Baltimore region are science, technology, engineering and math-related. The impressive schooling system ensures that the workforce is highly educated and there are plentiful networking opportunities with like-minded professionals in the area. The city is home to the Johns Hopkins Hospital. There are numerous large companies with a base in Baltimore including Under Armour, Cordish Company, Legg Mason, McCormick & Company, T. Rowe Price, and Royal Farms. Various non-profit organizations are located in Baltimore. The transport system is efficient and provides commuters with a reliable service to and from work.
Things to do in Baltimore
The Inner Harbor is frequented by tourists due to its hotels, shops, and museums. Little Italy is where Baltimore s Italian-American community is based and offers fantastic Italian cuisine. Each May, the Maryland Film Festival is hosted in Baltimore, using all five screens of the historic Charles Theater as its anchor venue. Baltimore is home to the ‘Pride of Baltimore Chorus’, a three-time international silver medalist women s chorus, which can often be found performing in the surrounding area. The Maryland State Boychoir is situated in the northeastern Baltimore neighborhood of Mayfield. The city is also home to the Baltimore Orioles, a successful major league baseball team, which is supported fanatically by locals. There is a wide range of restaurants in Baltimore, providing a venue to suit every palette. Charleston offers diners new American masterpieces at this Harbor East destination, and it ranks as "Baltimore s best restaurant". Chaps Pit Beef, located on Pulaski Hwy, offers meat lovers a carnivorous haven, and the pit beef sandwiches are known locally as the best around.