Arundel's top private employers

May 16, 2004

Northrop Grumman

(7,100 Linthicum employees)

The electronics sector of this large California-based defense company is based in Anne Arundel County.

This sector is responsible for the design, development and manufacture of defense electronics, precision weapons, air space management systems and more.

Southwest Airlines

(2,200 Linthicum employees)

The East Coast flight center for this Dallas-based airline is at Baltimore-Washington International Airport and flies nearly half of the passengers at the airport.

The airline, known for its low fares, has been a presence at BWI for about 10 years.

Anne Arundel Health System Inc.

(2,000 Annapolis employees)

A not-for-profit hospital and medical services network. The Anne Arundel Medical Center treats patients in Anne Arundel County and the surrounding communities.

About two years ago, the hospital moved from its 100-year-old downtown Annapolis location to a spacious medical park on the outskirts of the city.

Computer Sciences

(1,829 Annapolis Junction employees)

This California-based company has more than 90,000 employees who work to provide information technology solutions to clients throughout the world.

North Arundel Health System

(1,700 employees in Glen Burnie)

North Arundel Hospital, part of this not-for-profit hospital and medical services network, recently opened its new Tate Cancer Center, representing the largest freestanding construction project in the hospital's history.

ARINC

(1,500 Annapolis employees)

Annapolis is the national headquarters of this national defense contractor, which provides transportation communications and systems engineering solutions for airports, the government and the aviation, defense and transportation industries.

The company has 3,000 employees in 50 offices around the world.

Anne Arundel Community College

(1,100 employees in Arnold)

A community college of about 13,500 students, with satellites in Arundel Mills, Glen Burnie and other locations.

Constellation Energy

(1,000 employees in Annapolis)

The Baltimore-based Fortune 500 company is a leading supplier of electricity to commercial and industrial customers.

The Constellation Generation Group, in Annapolis, owns and operates a national network of power-generation facilities.

Allegis Group

(1,006 Hanover employees)

Hanover is the international headquarters for this company, which provides contract services and business solutions to companies around the world.

The company was founded in 1983 with a focus on the engineering industry but now provides services to a wide range of industries.

Verizon

(844 Annapolis employees)

The telecommunications company, formed by the merger of Bell Atlantic and GTE, is the largest provider of wireless and wired voice communication in the United States, as well as the world's largest provider of print and online directory information.

Source: Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce, as of September 2003.

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