WHOLESALE TRADE FOR MARYLAND AND ITS JURISDICTIONS - 1997

                            Number     Number     Annual                  Per
                                of         of    Payroll      Sales    Capita
GEOGRAPHIC AREA     Establishments  Employees   ($1,000)    ($1,000) Sales ($)
------------------- --------------  ---------  ---------  ---------- --------
MARYLAND                     6,283     92,458  3,656,274  54,906,650   10,781

BALTIMORE REGION             3,423     51,000  1,960,345  32,418,073   13,310
  Anne Arundel County          653      9,148    366,403   8,829,747   18,794
  Baltimore County           1,003     12,047    491,570   6,707,179    9,315
  Carroll County               146        966     27,827     292,884    1,994
  Harford County               198      1,502     47,114   1,024,736    4,825
  Howard County                631     13,185    528,276   9,392,280   41,027
  Baltimore City               792     14,152    499,155   6,171,247    9,384

SUBURBAN WASHINGTON REGION   1,942     31,439  1,415,864  18,697,266   10,495
  Frederick County             212      2,783     94,043     847,721    4,631
  Montgomery County            971     14,752    778,938   8,795,888   10,615
  Prince George's County       759     13,904    542,883   9,053,657   11,760

SOUTHERN MARYLAND REGION       131          D          D           D      N/A
  Calvert County                29        202      4,840      61,677      890
  Charles County                75      1,088     27,616     234,872    2,038
  St. Mary's County             27 100 to 249          D           D      N/A

WESTERN MARYLAND REGION        267          D          D           D      N/A
  Allegany County               71 500 to 999          D           D      N/A
  Garrett County                40        303      5,672     121,693    4,135
  Washington County            156      2,184     62,927     922,734    7,250 

UPPER EASTERN SHORE REGION     244          D          D           D      N/A
  Caroline County               26        325      9,146     163,195    5,538
  Cecil County                  53 500 to 999          D           D      N/A
  Kent County                   25        162      3,465      49,799    2,623
  Queen Anne's County           71        526     14,270     208,971    5,363
  Talbot County                 69        527     15,532     243,374    7,435

LOWER EASTERN SHORE REGION     276          D          D           D      N/A
  Dorchester County             51        402     10,734     121,562    4,068
  Somerset County               19 100 to 249          D           D      N/A
  Wicomico County              130      1,410     41,660     502,113    6,347
  Worcester County              76      1,181     39,104     475,988   11,296

Source: 1997 Economic Census, U.S. Census Bureau.

D   Withheld to avoid disclosing data of individual companies; data are included.
N/A Not available

Prepared by the Maryland Department of Planning, Planning Data Services.