Innovation in St. Mary's
Propelling Innovation: The Airport Innovation District
The people and businesses of St. Mary's County invent, innovate, and inspire. It's in our history. It's in our DNA. Our cutting edge work impacts the world.
The historical cornerstone of St. Mary's innovation is Naval Air Station Patuxent River, where 300 federal labs have unleashed the creativity of a technological workforce.
Beyond the gates of NAS Pax River, an innovation hub has emerged. Dynamic and technologically disruptive companies have clustered and grown, further fueling innovation.
Built through private and public investment, the Airport Innovation District is fast becoming the center for startups, established companies and research institutions.
Who's at home at the Airport Innovation District:
47 tech companies
High speed fiber
35 technical degree programs
Fly-in farmers markets