About Buy Maryland
BuyMarylandDirectory.com is the only directory in the world featuring Maryland goods produced by manufacturers, artists, crafts persons, and farming enterprises. Maryland companies produce:
- Apparel for anybody, including athletes
- Auto parts and autoimmune disease pharmaceuticals
- Aerospace components for general aviation and for national defense
- Biotech and info tech products
- Fine arts and fine, handcrafted goods
- Basic necessities, like food, books, and electronics
- Commercial, household and personal care brands
- Much more!
- Features products for the general public as well as for business, government, nonprofits, education, and more
- Links to the websites of participating makers and merchants of Maryland goods
- Highlights information and activities on buying Maryland products
- Builds public awareness of the strength and diversity of Maryland goods
Buy Maryland, From Main Street to the Internet Superhighway
Maryland goods are sold in local, national, and international markets. Consumers, procurement officers, commercial buyers buy Maryland products:
- In person and online
- From Main Street Maryland producers and merchants
- At neighborhood markets, produce stands, and festivals
- At fine restaurants and cyber cafes
- In specialty shops, museum shops, and shopping malls
- Directly from the manufacturer and in manufacturers’ outlet stores
- In Maryland and beyond
- Nearly 4,000 manufacturers (United States Census)
- More than 3,000 artists and crafts persons (Maryland State Arts Council’s Visual Artist Registry)
- Thirteen hundred farms and 600 watermen, many who produce goods from their harvest and stock (Maryland Department of Agriculture)
That’s who produces goods in the Maryland Chesapeake Bay area. Maryland is an international leader in business development, innovation, and quality with producers, products, and sales that contribute mightily to the employment base and quality of life in our state and well beyond our borders.
We believe that collaboration makes good sense when it yields productivity and efficiency, so we set out to build an inclusive, user friendly, PG-rated online community where directory users could find Maryland products without leaving their homes or workplaces and without paying for the information. We also made a commitment to producers of Maryland goods to keep Maryland With Pride membership prices low and inclusive of a directory listing so that companies of all sizes and industry sectors would be able to post their goods here and participate in other Maryland With Pride services.
To keep the application process short, sweet, and responsible, we ask that listing companies be registered and in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) (or aa comparable government entity for other jurisdictions or industries). SDAT maintains a database of companies registered to do business in the state. It takes about five minutes to "Join Us."
We welcome your participation, suggestions, and referrals to improve and expand Maryland With Pride services, including the Buy Maryland Directory. The directory was made possible through collaboration between directory users and partnering organizations in both public and private business and community development organizations. Memberships, partnerships, sponsorships, advertisements, and product purchases provide ongoing support for the directory. Join us. You’re in good company.