Government and military families moving to Maryland will feel right at home as the state has a great deal of government and military personnel stationed and working there already. Maryland's economy benefits from the close location to the federal government in Washington, D.C. and strongly supports the defense/aerospace industry and bio-research laboratories, and satellite government headquarters in the suburban or exurban Baltimore/Washington area. Fort Meade serves as the headquarters of the Defense Information Systems Agency, United States Cyber Command, and the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. Maryland households are currently the wealthiest in the country, with a median household income of $76,165.
A number of educational and medical research institutions are located in the state. In fact, the various components of The Johns Hopkins University and its medical research facilities are now the largest single employer in the Baltimore area.
If you're a sports fan moving to Maryland, you'll be pleased to know that the state is in close proximity to several athletic attractions. Two NFL teams play in Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Washington Redskins. The Baltimore Orioles are the state's Major League Baseball franchise. The National Hockey League's Washington Capitals are based in Maryland.