Maryland

Maryland

Launched in 2009, We Work For Health – Maryland is an effort to promote the significant social and economic value of the biopharmaceutical and life sciences sectors in our state. Our partnership includes biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, as well as state and local chambers of commerce, academic and research institutions, labor, patient advocate groups, physicians and healthcare providers. Together, our mission is to drive innovation, research and development to new cures.

The biopharmaceutical sector is the foundation of one of Maryland’s most dynamic innovation and business ecosystems. Not only does the industry invest heavily in the research and development of new treatments and cures, it also generates high quality jobs, powers economic output and exports for the U.S. economy and sustains a very large-scale supply chain.

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Supporting High Quality Jobs in Maryland

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 30,550 jobs in Maryland in 2017. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 99,237 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 129,787 jobs across the Maryland economy. These additional jobs are with vendors and suppliers such as construction companies and I.T. companies, and jobs generated by the sector’s employees such as day care centers and restaurants.

Maryland workers whose jobs were supported by the biopharmaceutical sector paid a total of $2.3 billion in personal taxes in 2017—$1.9 billion in federal taxes and $388.6 million in state taxes.

Maryland's Economic Impact

In 2017, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $33.8 billion in economic output for the state of Maryland—including $16.1 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $17.6 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2017

$529,212
$170,007
$16.1 Billion
$17.6 Billion
$33.8 Billion

vendor relationships

2,158

vendor spending

$1,014,755,183

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For more information on WWFH-MD, please contact us at info@weworkforhealth.org.

 

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Media

2017 We Work For Health Summit
2017 We Work For Health Summit

Meet some of our participants at the 2017 We Work For Health Summit.

Meet some of our participants at the 2017 We Work For Health Summit.

We All Work For Health - Dr  Franco Pissani
We All Work For Health - Dr  Franco Pissani

Dr. Franco Pissani is currenty a scientist at Immunomic Therapuetics in Rockville, MD. Every day, he works in a lab to develop new medicines and treatments for American patients. Thanks to scientists like Dr. Pissani, the U.S. has successfully improved the quality and length...

Dr. Franco Pissani is currenty a scientist at Immunomic Therapuetics in Rockville, MD. Every day, he works in a lab to develop new medicines and treatments for American patients. Thanks to scientists like Dr. Pissani, the U.S. has successfully improved the quality and length of life for Americans confronting the most costly and challenging diseases.

WWFH & PhRMA "Clinical Trials Forum" feat. Gov. Markell, O'Malley and Tomblin
WWFH & PhRMA "Clinical Trials Forum" feat. Gov. Markell, O'Malley and Tomblin

In 2012, We Work For Health and PhRMA hosted governors at the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss how states can create jobs through medical innovation.

In 2012, We Work For Health and PhRMA hosted governors at the University of Maryland BioPark in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss how states can create jobs through medical innovation.