With its 291,370-person technology workforce, Maryland has experienced strong job and small business growth. It has moderately business-friendly tax policies and strong protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but does lack right-to-work legislation. Maryland also has a market-based recycling policy for electronics, which CTA would typically view as a positive. However, CTA notes that Maryland’s policy is “unduly burdensome to industry.” To make up for it, Maryland has no laws restricting self-driving cars or drone technology and has legalized ride-sharing services statewide, and allows home sharing.

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