Why Glen Burnie is the Right Location for Your Business

Glen Burnie Crossing in Glen Burnie, Maryland
Glen Burnie Crossing in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Choosing to locate your business in Glen Burnie, Maryland has a host of advantages. This area is more than just a geographical location; it’s a strategic decision that places businesses at the heart of a thriving and accessible Anne Arundel County. The proximity to BWI Airport opens up numerous opportunities for travel and efficient logistics, crucial for firms engaging in national or international business. Read more about how Glen Burnie can become the perfect place for your business.

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Aviation Business Park is located adjacent to BWI Airport
Aviation Business Park is located adjacent to BWI Airport.

Location and Accessibility

Proximity to Baltimore/Washington International Airport, one of the region’s major air travel hubs, significantly enhances business connectivity, simplifying travel logistics for both employees and clients. For companies with international clients or partners, the ease of access to and from BWI Airport makes nearby Glen Burnie business communities like Aviation Business Park or International Trade Center an ideal locations for a regional headquarters.

But air travel is not the only perk – Glen Burnie is crisscrossed by major highways, such as Interstate 95 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, facilitating smooth and efficient road travel. Business communities like Cromwell Business Park and Glen Burnie Crossing are conveniently located adjacent to this network of highways, making commuting easy for employees, and resulting in the efficient transport of goods and services, a critical factor for businesses that rely on timely deliveries or have a significant logistics component.

Glen Burnie is also home to the BWI Business District, a hub of numerous businesses, hotels, and retail amenities, including the National Security Agency, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, and the Maryland Department of Transportation headquarters.


When compared to the more costly downtown areas of Baltimore or Washington, D.C., Glen Burnie provides businesses with a distinct financial advantage. This cost efficiency is especially significant for startups, small to medium enterprises, or any business mindful of budget constraints. In Glen Burnie, the lower rental costs do not equate to a compromise in quality or location. Instead, they open opportunities for businesses to lease flexible office environments without exceeding their financial limits.

This cost-benefit is particularly noticeable in the type of commercial space businesses can acquire in Glen Burnie. For the same budget that might afford a modest space in a downtown location, companies can secure larger, more modern, and better-equipped offices in Glen Burnie. Our Glen Burnie business communities include a range of amenities that might otherwise be unaffordable in more expensive locations, such as onsite retail, ample free parking, and customized interior workspaces, designed by our in-house space planning team.

Quality of Life

When selecting your next commercial space, you must consider how the area will impact employees. Fortunately, Glen Burnie is dotted with parks and green spaces, including Sawmill Creek Park, North Glen Park, and the BWI Hiker-Biker Trail, providing residents and employees with ample opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation.

The dining options in Glen Burnie cater to a wide range of tastes. Local eateries feature signature Maryland fare, as well as international cuisines, ensuring a diverse culinary experience.

Additionally, the suburb’s proximity to major urban centers allows easy access to the extensive amenities and opportunities they offer, including professional sporting events and renowned museums. Glen Burnie is also family-friendly, with affordable neighborhoods and access to quality schools.

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A Growing Economy

The region is seeing steady economic growth, which can offer businesses in the area a chance to capitalize on expanding markets and a growing consumer base.

The state’s outbound trade, including areas like Glen Burnie, was $216 billion in 2020, with a projection to increase by 106% to $445 billion by 2050, showing a strong economic future for the region​​. In Glen Burnie, the job market grew by 0.7% last year, and future job growth over the next decade is predicted at 32.7%​​.

Significant efforts are underway to revitalize Glen Burnie Town Center, including a comprehensive market analysis and planning study aimed at redevelopment. This initiative is boosted by a $250,000 state grant for improvements like new signage, trail enhancements, and public art, all part of a broader plan to rejuvenate the area and stimulate the local economy​​​​.


Glen Burnie offers strategic advantages for businesses. Its excellent air and road connectivity, combined with comparatively lower rental rates, makes it an ideal choice for companies looking to expand while maintaining budget efficiency. The area’s suburban appeal, with its green spaces, diverse dining scene, and convenient shopping enhances quality of life, making it attractive for employees. Economic growth prospects are strong, with significant investments in local infrastructure and development.

Glen Burnie’s blend of accessibility, affordability, and growth potential positions it as a smart choice for your next office location. Contact a Leasing Representative today to learn more.