Since being designated as a major benefactor of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure decision, the region has had an influx of new construction, employees and residents.
Maryland is experiencing the largest single surge of economic growth since the end of World War II — not just at Fort Meade but also at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Andrews Air Force Base and National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda.
Nearly 42,000 jobs are expected to come to Fort Meade area in the next several years — inside and outside the installation gates as part of BRAC and additional growth among government agencies. That anticipated growth is expected to have a more than $9 billion annual economic impact on the Fort Meade region.
As a direct result of BRAC, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) transitioned its nearly 4,300 government, civilian, military and embedded contractor employees to the installation. Defense Media Activity and DoD Consolidated Adjudication Activities have added about 1,400 jobs to Fort Meade.
Fort Meade is now the home of U.S. Cyber Command, which opened its doors in October 2010. It is expected to bring an estimated 20,000 jobs to the region over the next 10 years.
Those are just the newest Fort Meade government agencies and organizations, who are now added to the list of 116 current FGGM federal government agencies and organizations including the National Security Agency that bring tremendous opportunity to the business community.
A "members only" section, which is under development on this site, will provide business information on the government agencies and organizations based at Fort Meade.