Patuxent River, MD where unspoiled woodlands meet rolling farmland on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, is the home to the Naval Air Station (NAS Patuxent River) which is the largest, free-world test center in the world. It is located in St. Mary’s County, neighboring Lexington Park. It ranks first in the Southern Maryland region for private sector employment in the Aerospace and Information Technology industries. The Patuxent River area continues to emerge as a world-class center for aviation, research, development, test and evaluation, cybersecurity, information technology, naval aviation and acquisition.
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Bordering the Chesapeake Bay, about 50 miles south of Washington, D.C, the area is rich in culture, and consists of charming towns, public parks, historic sites, art galleries, wineries and much more. The area is brought to life with the unique history, culture, natural beauty and small city feeling. Learn More >
Home to the 14,500-acre Naval Air Station Patuxent River
Highest percentage of high-tech employment in the region, with 22.9% being high-paying STEM jobs
Southern Maryland Tech Bridge has four tech focus areas
The annual growth rate is the 3rd fastest in state