Apr. 11, 2013 9:00 am

Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit approved by state legislature

The Maryland General Assembly ended its 2013 legislative session April 8.

A breakdown of cybersecurity jobs across the U.S. by region, from the Maryland Cyber Jobs Report.

The Maryland General Assembly ended its 2013 legislative session April 8.

One of the measures approved this year was the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit.

MDBizNews offers a breakdown of what the tax credit provides:

  • Establishes a tax credit for investment in startup cybersecurity companies that will help solidify Maryland’s place as a cybersecurity leader in both the government and commercial spaces
  • Provides a refundable tax credit to qualified Maryland cybersecurity companies that seek and secure capital from an in-state or out-of-state investor
  • Funds the tax credit at $3 million for fiscal year 2014
  • Allows Maryland to promote the development of startup cybersecurity companies that provide greater revenues for the state

Technically Baltimore has reported much on Maryland’s cybersecurity sector, which is made up of roughly 20,000 jobs, 13,000 of those in Baltimore city.

This tax credit is yet another step in Governor Martin O’Malley‘s push to make the state the “epicenter of cybersecurity.”

Andrew Zaleski

Andrew Zaleski is a freelance journalist in Philadelphia and the former lead reporter for Baltimore. Before moving to Philadelphia in June 2014, he was a contributing writer to Baltimore City Paper and a Tech Check commentator for WYPR 88.1 FM, Baltimore city’s National Public Radio affiliate. He has written for The Atlantic, Outside, Richmond magazine, Washington City Paper, Baltimore magazine, Baltimore Style magazine, Next City,, The Atlantic Cities, and elsewhere.

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