Bringing together people and processes requires innovation at 5G speeds. Whether you’re seeking an edge in big data, cybersecurity, software development or energy technology, our business environment will elevate your market share.

Connectivity—to people, places and incentives—speeds the growth of technology firms along our corridor. Our ready supply of engineers, researchers, developers and administrative professionals is low on turnover and high on satisfaction, thanks to easy commutes and affordable living.

Proximity to key federal installations and DC-based clients gives our firms metropolitan access—without the budget-busting overhead. From turnkey sites in IT clusters to Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs), our spaces are air-tight, with ample room to grow.

A high-performance technology corridor demands incentives that attract firms and nurture their growth. For starters, biotechnology and cybersecurity incentive tax credits relieve budgets and foster profitability. Low property tax and zero sales tax (WV) keep firms focused on innovation and job creation. Enterprise Zones, Keystone Innovation Zones and Hub Zones stimulate attraction, expansion and opportunities in federal procurement.

Collaboration along I-68 heightens our profile and productivity. Partnerships with WVU, Frostburg State, Allegany and Garrett Colleges improve intellectual capital and longevity. State-funded technology transfer helps new companies gain footing in the industry. Low-interest loans toward facilities for R&D and computer services attract firms on the move. Capital investment in equipment and training helps them stay.

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I-68 boasts some of the top public schools in the nation.

STEM careers have soared in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia over the past decade.

Startup Alleganies and the Garrett College Ecosystem for Business speed the movement of ideas to the marketplace.

The Western Maryland IT Center for Excellence shapes an IT-ready workforce.

From cybersecurity to engineering technology, trade and degree programs keep personnel in the pipeline.

Maryland’s Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit helps qualified firms secure funding from investors.