May Wang
May Wang(Maryland Center China, Director)
  • :+86.21.6313.8928 / 6313.9138
  • :808, Tomorrow Square, 399 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai
Maryland brief

Maryland is strategically located on the Atlantic Seaboard, close to Washington DC, the nation's capital. The capital city is Annapolis and Baltimore is the state's largest city. Baltimore is only 50 miles north of Washington, DC and the Washington-Baltimore Metropolitan Area is well connected. Many foreign diplomats choose to live in Maryland, because of our proximity to nearly 180 foreign embassies and U.S. government decision-makers. Our state is incredibly diverse and welcoming, with 1 out of every 7 residents born overseas.

Maryland has maintained its first place ranking in the ratio of millionaire households for 2016. Maryland ranks 6th in the 2017 State New Economy Index and its GDP reached $393.6 billion. With a median household income of $78,945 in 2016, which is 37% above the national median, Maryland households are currently the wealthiest in the country. At the same time, Maryland is not an expensive place to live: the cost of living in the Baltimore metro area is 75% of Washington, D.C. and 50% of New York City.   

A diverse business community, including Fortune 500-headquartered Constellation Energy, Host Hotels and Resorts, Legg Mason, Lockheed Martin, Black & Decker and Marriott International, helps drive the economy. Maryland also actively attracts foreign investment. The favorable investment environment has attracted over 900 foreign enterprises to Maryland, which has become one of the regions with the highest density of foreign enterprises. In order to encourage the development of foreign investment, the Maryland government provides investment incentives, matching funds, as well as technical support and training for businesses. 

In 2017, Maryland’s total trade with China was $4,075 million, with an export volume of $600 million and an import volume of US$3,475 million. China is Maryland’s 3rd largest export market and third largest source of imports.         

Industry overview

Biotechnology & Health Care

Maryland is home to one of the largest biotechnology industry clusters in the world and the site of FDA and NIH, as well as Johns Hopkins University.

Advanced Technology

Maryland’s aerospace, computer modeling, encryption, gaming and simulation software; and satellite, wireless and fiber optics communications clusters are among the industries’ strongest.  


Maryland is headquarters to two of the world’s major investment services companies, as well as regional and support operations of many of Wall Street’s largest entities.

New Energy

Maryland also has an excellent performance in new energy and advanced manufacturing.

Manufacturing & Logistics
Maryland is strategically located with excellent logistics. With the massive redevelopment of Tradepoint Atlantic, companies like FritoLay, Amazon, FedEx, Under Armour, and UPS are establishing new facilities.

Education & Workforce
Maryland is the second most educated state overall, and is ranked first for the concentration of STEM professionals, doctoral scientists, and engineers. Maryland has outstanding education resources, including 11 campuses of the University System of Maryland, as well as the Johns Hopkins University, which has particular strengths in information sciences and biotechnology. These institutions have created over 250 research centers and institutes in science and technology.

The Baltimore Washington International Airport consistently ranked as one of the best in the country. Both Reagan National and Dulles Airports are within 30 kilometers of the State’s border, while Philadelphia International Airport is convenient for residents of northern Maryland. The Port of Baltimore is the farthest inland major port of the East Coast, and it is the top U.S. port for automobiles (roll-on, roll-off). There are four foreign trade zones in the state, and five major interstate highways, including the intersection of two major East Coast interstate highways: I-95 (North/South) and I-70 (East/West).     

Antonio Yung | Lili Wang
Lili Wang(California Cpaital - Sacramento Trade & Education China Office, Director)
  • :+86 23 6852 9776
  • :3008 China Resources Building, No. 49, Xiejiawan Zheng Street, Jiulongpo District, Chongqing, China
California, Sacramento
California-Sacramento Brief
        The state of California is on the west coast of the United States. It is the 5th largest economy in the world; where many of the most profitable business is based. California is home to the headquarters of over fifty Fortune 500 companies. California is also the preferred destination for Chinese enterprises when investing in the United States. Since the year of 2000, over 500 Chinese enterprises have invested more than US$8 billion and created over 10,000 jobs in high-tech, real estate, film and entertainment industries as well as other sectors in California. Many of the Chinese investments are heading into California due to the large and highly educated talent pool, its diversity and openness, as well as a large number of R&D institutions.

        Capital city of California, Sacramento

        Sacramento is the Capital City of the State of California. It is the political, agricultural and health science center of California. Sacramento is also home of many California industries and trade organizations, world-class clean energy and technology R&D centers. The Capital region is part of Central Valley, where the world most fertile agricultural lands is located. Both Sacramento City and State of California government are strong advocates of foreign investment. The city is also ideal for companies interested in collaborating with world-renowned universities such as University of California, Davis and Berkeley. The region boasts excellent transportation routes for distribution, reliable and inexpensive energy supplies, highly skilled and stable labor force. Home of the NBA Sacramento Kings and the internationally renowned entertainment venue: The Golden 1 Center. With plenty of sunshine, blue sky, and clean air, Sacramento boasted one of the highest valued lifestyles with a reasonable cost of living. California starts here!

Charles You
Brian Connors (Michigan-China Innovation Center)
  • :+1 517-455-6344
  • :1001 Woodward Ave. Suite 950, Detroit, MI 48226
The Michigan-China Innovation Center (MCIC) works on behalf of the State of Michigan government to manage Michigan’s China business development and relationships. MCIC’s mission is to promote business ties between Michigan and China.

MCIC provides free services directly to Chinese companies considering business in Michigan. MCIC provides free information, local introductions, and, in coordination with State of Michigan government, incentives support for Chinese businesses that are considering investing in Michigan.
MCIC has helped numerous Chinese businesses establish successful operations in Michigan, working in many industries, such as automotive manufacturing, automotive R&D, sales & logistics, insurance, and finance.We look forward to supporting your business, and hope you’ll contact us!

Charles You
Charles You(Georgia Ports Authority, China Representative)
  • :+86.21.5508.3967
Georgia brief
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is the administrative agency of the U.S. state of Georgia, that Develop, maintain and operate ocean and inland river ports within Georgia; foster international trade and new industry for state and local communities; promote Georgia's agricultural, industrial and natural resources; and maintain the natural quality of the environment.

Headquartered in Savannah, - the No.4 busiest container port in U.S., GPA hosts the vast majority water-borne trade of Georgia and South East of U.S.