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About half of Alabama
The Atlantic coastal waters and
Chesapeake Bay provide Maryland with a busy fishing industry. The stateís annual
catch of crabs is the largest in the United States. Aquaculture, or fish
farming, is important to Marylandís economy. Aquafarms within the state produce
striped bass, catfish, tilapia, and shellfish as well as ornamental fish and
Manufacturing provides a major income for the state. Marylandís products include
electrical and electronic machinery, food, and transportation equipment.
Tourism, printing and publishing, and biotechnology are also important
The federal government in neighboring Washington, DC employs many Marylanders.
Service industries, insurance, and real estate also provide many jobs within the
Agriculture still plays a significant role in Marylandís economy. The state
produces livestock (especially chickens) dairy products, greenhouse items, corn,
hay, tobacco, and soybeans.
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