One of the smallest states geographically, Maryland is one of the wealthiest states in the country. The state has a long history dating back to colonial times with a strong political influence from nearby Washington, DC. Most of the citizens of Maryland live in DC suburbs or in the metropolitan Baltimore area.
More recently, Maryland has seen growth in Energy and Sustainability, Health and Life Sciences, Manufacturing and Production and general manufactoring fields. Each of those sectors require talented engineering professionals to keep them up and running.
Economically, Maryland is a diverse state with many different sectors across the state. For example, the maritime industry is particularly strong in legendary Chesapeake Bay, while white-collar, service industry jobs connected to the federal government, the Maryland state government, medical research, and engineering industries are found across the state.
The state has also put a lot of time and funding into there STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs and education.
Here is a list of some of the largest employers in Maryland that hire engineering professionals: Giant Food Inc., Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, MedStar Health, Black & Decker Corp., Verizon Inc., Northrop Grumman Corp., Constellation Energy Group Inc., McCormick & Co., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., United Parcel Service Inc., CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, W.R. Grace & Co., Sears, Roebuck & Co., International Business Machines Corp., and Micros Systems Inc.