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.

24,644
111,722

Supporting High Quality Jobs in Maryland

The innovative biopharmaceutical sector directly supported 24,644 jobs in Maryland in 2015. These jobs are often high-skill, high-wage professions.

The industry also supported another 87,078 jobs indirectly, for a total of about 111,722 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 $1.9 billion in personal taxes in 2015—$1.6 billion in federal taxes and $326.4 million in state taxes.

Maryland's Economic Impact

In 2015, the biopharmaceutical sector supported $27.5 billion in economic output for the state of Maryland—including $12.1 billion generated directly by the sector, and another $15.4 billion through its vendors and suppliers and through the economic activity of its workforce.

Direct Output per Direct Employee in 2015

$490,397
$165,074
$12.1 Billion
$15.4 Billion
$27.5 Billion

vendor relationships

2,776

vendor spending

$1,708,597,698

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Elected Officials

Partners

Co-Chairs

Jessica Bateman, Patient & Research Advocacy Manager, American Urological Association

Donna Edwards, President, Maryland State and D.C. AFL-CIO

Christopher Frew, Founder, BioBuzz Workforce Foundation

The Honorable Donald Fry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Baltimore Committee

Aliyah Horton, Executive Director, Maryland Pharmacists Association

Tami Howie, Esq., CEO, Maryland Tech Council

Gene Ransom, Chief Executive Officer, MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society

Business/Economic Development Partners

BioBuzz

BioHealth Innovation

BioMaryland Center

Biotech Vendor Services

Breezio

CSC Leasing Company

Early Charm Ventures

Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore

Favorite Healthcare Staffing

Greater Baltimore Committee

Greater Baltimore Tech Council

Greater Washington Board of Trade

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce

Relevant Health

Sharing Science

Maryland Tech Council

Tech USA

Venture Tech Corporation

VWR International

Education Partners

Biotechnical Institute of Maryland, Inc.

Bluford Drew Jemison STEM Academy

Johns Hopkins University

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland

Montgomery College

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

University of Maryland, College Park

University System of Maryland

Health Advocacy Groups

Access Carrol, Inc.

ALS Association – DC/MD/VA

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Lung Association – Maryland Chapter

American Urological Association

Arthritis Foundation, Maryland/Greater DC Chapter

Asthma and Allergy Foundation, Maryland Chapter

Baltimore Medical System

Blood Bank of Delmarva

Cancer Support Foundation, Inc.

Center for Intimacy after Cancer Therapy, Inc.

Colon Cancer Alliance

Community Health Charities of the National Capital Area

COPD Foundation

Digital Nutrition, LLC

Epilepsy Association of the Eastern Shore, Inc.

The Focus Foundation

Howard County Health Department Cancer Program

Huntington's Disease Society of America, Mid-Atlantic Region

Immune Deficiency Foundation

Institute for Community Health Center Performance

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society 

Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter

Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians

Maryland Hospital Association

Maryland Optometric Association

Maryland Pharmacists Association

MedChi (Maryland Medical Society)

METAvivor

Mid-Atlantic Association of Community Health Centers

National Association of Mental Illness – Maryland

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Maryland

National Psoriasis Foundation

Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic

Organization for Rare Diseases India

Prince George’s County Medical Society

Sarcoma Foundation of America (SFA)

Walgreens

WellDoc, Inc.

Labor Partners

AFSCME, Maryland Public Employees – Council 67

A. Philip Randolph Institute

Maryland and the District of Columbia AFL-CIO

Biopharmaceutical Partners

Amarex Clinical Research

American Gene Technologies

Amgen

Aragen Bioscience

Arroyo Research

AstraZeneca

BioAssay Works

Boehringer-Ingelheim

BridgePath Scientific, Inc.

Cellth Systems

DP Clinical

Eisai Pharmaceuticals

GlaxoSmithKline

Gliknik

Global Biohazard Technologies

Global Pharma Analytics

GlycoMimetics, Inc.

Immunomic Therapeutics

Institute of Marine & Environmental Technology

Kaiser Permanente

MaxCyte

MedImmune

Neurofibromatosis Mid-Atlantic

Novavax

Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc

Paragon BioServices

PathoVax

Primetime Life Science, LLC

RTI International

Sequella Incorporated

Synam Vaccine

Syndicus Scientific Services

Trideum Biosciences

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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.