InfoBank, Baltimore, Maryland USA




infobank Home Button       Contact Us Button

Centers for Technology

 Baltimore County Assets / Major Groups / Incubators / Game Development Center


Baltimore County Assets


ArrowBaltimore County Annual Growth and Progress Report


ArrowDynamic Technology Environment


  • Leading technology sectors include information technology, research, high technology machinery and instruments, and biotech / medical technology


  • Tech friendly business climate with a cohesive, interactive network of local technology companies.

  • The Center for Applied Information Technology at Towson University responds to the needs of the business community in the region by providing education and training in current information technology (IT) skills and practices, as well as providing consulting services to the community in information technology issues and solutions.

  • Strong technology community with support and resources through the Greater Baltimore Technology Council.


ArrowOptimum Resources to grow Companies


  • The Baltimore County technology community is near a concentration of federal scientific and technical laboratories, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center and National Institutes of Health. Three technology incubators in the Baltimore area nurture and expand technology-based businesses: techcenter@UMBC [PDF], ALPHA Center at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Research Campus, and the Emerging Technology Center at The Can Company.


  • Financing programs sponsored by Baltimore County and others can assist technology businesses in acquiring and improving land, securing buildings and equipment and meet working capital needs. The Baltimore County Advanced Technology Loan Fund detailed on the County's financing webpage complements State and federal financing programs such as the Maryland Industrial Partnership (MIPs) grants, Maryland Venture Capital Trust, Maryland Defense Adjustment Loan Fund and Small Business Innovation (SBIR) grants.



ArrowUnique Technology Locations in the County


  • bwTech@UMBC

    • Aerial view [PDF]
    • New 41-acre park [PDF] in campus setting. [PDF]
    • Off I-95, five miles west of BWI Airport.
    • Pre-approved development plan.
    • Five fully served pad-graded sites.
    • Single and multi-tenant RandD facilities.
    • Conference and training center.
    • Access to UMBC intellectual resources. 



Baltimore County Game Development Center


ArrowBuilding the Next Generation Workforce


  • Pipeline of Game Talent Maryland game developers find the region’s colleges and universities offer opportunities for learning and teaching. “There's a pipeline of talent coming out of Maryland’s colleges. That’s a real plus for our business,” commented Joe Biglin, COO of BreakAway Ltd. in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

  • 58 colleges and universities Maryland’s 58 accredited colleges and universities and 16 community colleges already provide a range of curricula, research and training programs.


  • Among the institutions offering multi-media and digital arts programs are the Maryland Institute College of Art, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), University of Maryland College Park, Towson University, Villa Julie College and Johns Hopkins.

  • Specialized Game Studies  and Research The UMBC Training Center is the first East Coast training center for Discreet’s 3D-Game Animation software.

  • The University of Baltimore and the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) have launched a four-year degree program in multi-media and game development, with options for graduate degrees in advanced interactivity. Baltimore County Public Schools are exploring opportunities through their Career Connections program.

  • Researchers at University of Maryland at College Park and UMBC are working to develop advanced solutions through Internet 2, which will broaden the Internet’s technical capacity and launch new interactive applications.


  • The University of Maryland Baltimore County ranks fourth among U.S. research universities in the production of IT degrees and certificates, and is the largest producer of such graduates among research universities in Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia.


ArrowGames Made or Published by Maryland Companies


  • Axis and Allies

  • Battleground Series

  • Battleship

  • Centipede

  • Cleopatra: The Official Pharaoh Expansion

  • Diplomacy

  • Elder Scrolls Series

  • Game Magic

  • Green Berets

  • Gridiron

  • Hidden and Dangerous

  • Mafia

  • Magic Gathering Online

  • Operational Art of War

  • Railroad Tycoon

  • Rise of Nations

  • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

  • Sid Meier's Civil War Collection

  • Sid Meier's Civilization Series

  • Sid Meier's SimGolf

  • The Campaign Series

  • The Terminator

  • Tropico: Trouble in Paradise

  • Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Battle

  • Wayne Gretzky Hockey


ArrowMaryland’s Game Development Community



Major Groups



Arrowbwtech@UMBC Research Park


ArrowGreater Baltimore Technology Council


ArrowMaryland TEDCO - gateway to Maryland's technology community


ArrowTechnology Council of Maryland






ArrowMaryland Department of Business and Economic Development


ArrowEmerging Technology Center


ArrowTowsonGlobal at Towson University


This information provided by Infobank ( ), a partnership of the Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and the Baltimore County Public Library


Revised: January 3, 2017