Its good for me as an Internet Marketing Consultant but great news for the SMB's in the Baltimore and Washington DC corridor.
Why go online you ask? it is simple - your customers are there, ripe for the pickings. They are telling Google they want to find your type of business. They are receptive to your online branding efforts AKA banner ads. They are even paying attention to your Social Media blogs and content.
So go get your ONLINE GOLD!