Baltimore Job Market Boost From Intelligence Campus

Baltimore Job Market Boost From Intelligence Campus

Small or large numbers of jobs added to the Baltimore jobs market is good news. The recent announcement that a panel has okayed the development of an intelligence campus in Bethesda is a good thing, many believe. It could add 3000 jobs to the payroll and therefore improve those lacking positions right now. The National Capital Planning Commission approved the master plan and that means things are moving forward.

The facility will be located where the former National Geospatial Intelligence Agency headquarters were prior to the agency moving to Fort Belvoir located in Virginia. The new federal intelligence community will provide an outstanding source of higher paying jobs. The building phase will include the addition of a secured garage that will hold 1825 spaces, a drop from the originally proposed option of 2200 spaces. The cut was due to the goal of improving forest preservation and views.

There is still a great deal of talk about the plans and what the new site could mean to the area. While many people are just waiting for the facility's construction to get underway others are worried about protecting the view and the natural landscape of this area. The master plans do cut down on the amount of infringement the facility will have on the surrounding area.

The addition of 3000 jobs to the Baltimore area is a good sign. This could also mean increases in secondary jobs for those who may work at restaurants and supporting services in the area. It is still unclear when the project will begin, but many who may qualify for these jobs are waiting in the wings.