The State of Maryland has a population of around 6 million.
Two of Maryland’s counties, Howard and Montgomery, are the second and eleventh wealthiest counties in the nation respectively. Maryland has the most millionaires per capita, with a ratio of 7.7 percent. Also, the state’s poverty rate of 7.8 percent is the lowest in the country.
Maryland’s economy benefits from the state’s close proximity to the federal government in Washington, D.C. with an emphasis on technical and administrative tasks for the defense/aerospace industry and bio-research laboratories, as well as staffing of satellite government headquarters in the suburban or exurban Baltimore/Washington area. Ft. Meade serves as the headquarters of the Defense Information Systems Agency, United States Cyber Command, and the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. In addition, 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. Altogether, white collar technical and administrative workers comprise 25 percent of Maryland’s labour force, attributable in part to nearby Maryland being a part of the Washington Metro Area where the federal government office employment is relatively high.
Manufacturing, while large in dollar value, is highly diversified with no sub-sector contributing over 20 percent of the total. Typical forms of manufacturing include electronics, computer equipment, and chemicals. The once mighty primary metals sub-sector, which at one time included what was then the largest steel factory in the world at Sparrows Point, still exists, but is pressed with foreign competition, bankruptcies, and mergers. During World War II the Glenn Martin Company (now part of Lockheed Martin) airplane factory employed some 40,000 people.
Mining other than construction materials is virtually limited to coal, which is located in the mountainous western part of the state.
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All trade parties on the Blockchain can share data as they deem appropriate. Some Features of the Blockchain are detailed below.
Blockchain can eliminate the need for trust in transactions, thanks to the fact that it facilitates the use of transparent and immutable smart contracts.
Blockchain offers potential for easing and speeding up transactions between trading partners. Advantages include:
– Improving supply chain visibility and transparency
– Reduction of transaction costs
– Tracking of products moving through the supply chain
– Facilitating the sharing of information across the Supply Chain
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