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Warehouse labor across Metro DC and Baltimore has grown 30% since 2010 as development accelerates

With shifting supply chains and consumer demand focused towards last-mile delivery and e-commerce, the warehouse landscape across Metro DC and Baltimore region has rapidly evolved since 2010.

September 25, 2019
  • With shifting supply chains and consumer demand focused towards last-mile delivery and e-commerce, the warehouse landscape across Metro DC and Baltimore region has rapidly evolved since 2010. Peak seasonal employment in the warehouse and transportation sector has jumped over 30% over the past nine years, and the surging demand from logistics users has fueled record warehouse development. In 2018, a record 6.5 million s.f. of new warehouse and industrial product delivered.
  • Constraints surrounding land, pricing and labor availability have pushed industrial development further out from the traditional cores of warehouse in the region. In Baltimore, development has spread north along I-95 into Cecil County, while further south in Metro DC the Western Prince William/Manassas market has become increasingly relevant as an alternative to escalating pricing in the Dulles Corridor. Continued demand from logistics users and retailers is set to continue the growth in warehouse employment and development as users target to serve the region’s growing affluent consumer base.

Source: JLL Research, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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