A Garden for Growing People

Jim Rouse envisioned Columbia as
“a garden for growing people.”
Today it has a reputation for
offering gigantic opportunities

Jim Rouse envisioned Columbia as “a garden for growing people.” Today it has a reputation for offering gigantic opportunities

The east coast is known for being fast-paced and our talent pool follows suit.
Everyone is trying to keep up with our impressive number of
PhDs, engineers, and incubator entrepreneurs.

The east coast is known for being fast-paced and our talent pool follows suit. Everyone is trying to keep up with our impressive number of PhDs, engineers, and incubator entrepreneurs.

Maryland By the Numbers

Regional map of Columbia shows close proximity and relative distance to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Approx. 35 Road Miles from Columbia, MD to Washington, D.C.

Business Indicators

#1

Concentration of STEM Professionals

#1

Rate of Employed PhDs and Engineers

#1

Rank in Computer & Research Scientists in the Nation

$331B

Maryland’s Private Sector Economic Output

#3

Rank in percentage of professional tech workers

#10

Most Digital Counties in the U.S.

35+

Incubators and Research Parks (Maryland)

Live music at Merriweather District in Downtown Columbia

Quality of Life

#1

Safest City in America (Columbia)

#2

Best City for Jobs in America (Columbia)

#5

Best City to Raise a Family in the U.S.

5%

Ranked in top percentile for Job Growth

Connectivity

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

20

Minutes to Downtown Columbia

243

Daily Flights

80+

Destinations

Dulles International Airport (IAD)

45

Minutes to Downtown Columbia

250

Daily Flights

150+

Destinations

Families enjoy access to lakeside fun in Columbia, Maryland.

By The Numbers

$151K

Average Annual Income

$462K

Median Home Value

65%

4-Year Degree

32%

4-Year+ Degree

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Key Industries

Technology
Life Sciences
Headquarters

A man practices yoga lakeside in Columbia, Maryland.
Walkers, hikers, joggers, cyclists enjoy access to lakeside trails with lush vegetation in Columbia, Maryland.

Green Spaces

100+

Miles of Trails

60

Acres of Protected Open Space

The New HQ

Corporate headquarters, or regional campus – custom, development-ready opportunities await in Downtown Columbia. With easy access to both Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, relocation to one of the most awarded cities in America might be the smartest decision you can make.

Conceptual rendering in Downtown Columbia, Maryland illustrates the possibilities for sustainable design of the new HQ.

*Conceptual Rendering

Known for blue crabs and better housing

Connected to industry and commerce in Washington, D.C., this place is a magnet for creators and innovators. For those who crave an energized environment and economy, this is where you can change the world while redefining success.

Connected to industry and commerce in Washington, D.C., this place is a magnet for creators and innovators. For those who crave an energized environment and economy, this is where you can change the world while redefining success.

How far will your purchasing power go? Where you live can determine how you live. This floor plan shows the power of living in a lower cost region.How far will your purchasing power go? Where you live can determine how you live. This floor plan shows the power of living in a lower cost region.

*Floor plans are illustrated using the average listing price cost per square foot from REALTOR.com as of January 2022 and are not reflective of a specific home on the market.

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