Fort George G. Meade, located mid-way between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., is home to all five branches of the military service – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Fort Meade is home to more than 115 government agencies and organizations including the National Security Agency.
Fort Meade is Maryland’s largest employer and has the third largest workforce of any Army installation in the continental United States. There are approximately 55,000 military and civilians working on the Installation.
Fort George G. Meade and the National Security Agency together generate a total of $22.3 billion in economic activity in Maryland — or 43 percent of the total output from all of the military installations, according to a study of the economic impact of military facilities by the Maryland Department of Commerce. FGGM supports 190,264 jobs and provides more $13 billion in wages annually.
Fort Meade is virtually a city in itself. It is located on 5,400 acres, and includes 65.5 miles of paved roads, 3.3 miles of secondary roads, more than 1,500 buildings and nearly 2,900 homes. The installation sports a modern exchange mall, bank, credit union, post office, chapels, seven schools and many other facilities. Approximately 34,000 vehicles travel on post daily.
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