Maryland was ranked fourth in the nation by the Internet Association in its “Ease of Doing Internet Business” report. The report takes into consideration how welcoming state and local governments are to internet and technology firms.
The Frederick News-Post reports:
Internet businesses include data processing, hosting, and related services, wired and wireless telecommunications carriers, telecommunications, internet publishing, broadcasting, and web search portals, and computer systems design and related services, Internet Association spokesman Scott Haber said in an email.
Each of the top five states enjoys high rates of internet access and strong investment environments that can help technology companies get funding, the report said.
The article notes that Maryland ranked high, 94 out of 100, on internet access — one of the factors that contributes to the success of internet businesses. Other factors included availability of public and private money for research and development; proper investment; and regulatory environment.