Maryland has a robust community of defense contractors. A variety of resources are available to help support these companies to thrive here.

Maryland Defense Network

Maryland Defense Network helps users visualize the impact of defense spending in Maryland, and helps Maryland defense companies find and be found for contractor and subcontractor opportunities.

Maryland Defense Patent Database

Maryland is home to many research, development, testing, and evaluation institutions associated with the military and federal government, including 74 federal labs. The Maryland Defense Patent Database is a tool entrepreneurs can use to explore innovations poised for commercialization.


The Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center (DefTech) promotes the commercial use of defense technologies developed in Maryland's Department of Defense labs.

Additional resources

For additional programs and opportunities, the Maryland Department of Commerce offers dedicated resources for defense business growth.