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Signals reactivation of historic site, development to begin for 3.7 million square feet of logistics space in Cecil County

Annapolis, MD— Governor Larry Hogan participated in a flag-raising ceremony today to signal the reactivation of the site of the former Bainbridge Naval Training Center and to celebrate the start of development activities on the 3.7 million feet squares of logistics and distribution space on 440 acres in Cecil County.

“Our state government’s entire mission continues to keep Maryland open for business, and today represents the culmination of decades of effort to do just that as we officially begin the redevelopment of more than 400 acres of land at this key location along the I-95 corridor,” Governor Hogan said. “There is a significant distribution and logistics market in this region, and the Bainbridge development will be a tremendous asset and help us continue to meet to the needs of more and more companies seeking to do business in our state.

The governor was joined for the event by Cecil County Executive Danielle Hornberger, representatives from MRP Industrial and the Bainbridge Development Corporation, and other local and state officials.


The site redevelopment will complement the major distribution and logistics market in the region and help Maryland continue to meet the demand of companies looking to do business in the state.

Established in 1941, nearly 245,000 recruits were trained at Bainbridge Naval Training Center throughout the Second World War. The center was reactivated in 1950 after the United States entered the Korean War. The facility was decommissioned by the United States Navy in 1976 and officially transferred to the State of Maryland in February 2000.


This redevelopment marks the latest announcement of economic development by the Hogan administration in Cecil County. In July 2021, Governor Hogan conducted a helicopter tour of the Principio Business Park, which covers over 1,600 acres and currently houses distribution facilities and offices for major corporations such as General Electric, Restoration Hardware and Amazon. . Also in July, Great Wolf Lodge innovated on its largest resort, which will be located in Perryville, and Highline Warren, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive products, opened a new state-of-the-art distribution center to Elton. In October, Alo Yoga and BELLA+CANVAS, two Los Angeles-based clothing brands, opened a new distribution center to North-east.