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Ginette Serrero, CEO A&G Pharma

"For a growing biotech company, Howard County is strategically located near government scientific and regulatory agencies, a major airport, and top-notch academic institutions that provide a pool of talented researchers." (Photo by David Hobby)

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Welcome to Howard County, MD

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, targeting new businesses and attracting corporate and regional headquarters. 


 

Doing Business Here

Howard County boasts a thriving and vibrant economy, which makes it the first choice for smart businesses looking to start or expand in the Mid-Atlantic. Add in its central location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and you have a real win-win. Howard County also offers more than 70-million square feet of commercial space, providing businesses with the perfect location to do business.

Living Here

Howard County is continually ranked among the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. There is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment.

Howard County Local Business Initiative

“The local business initiative promotes the growth and success of local businesses and increases the percentage of county procurement dollars flowing to local businesses.” - Allan H. Kittleman, Howard County Executive.

Unique Assets Podcast

Recorded in the Columbia The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) we are proud to present the all new podcast Unique Assets! The series will focus on the launch of new companies, the growth of existing companies, and the building of business culture involving resident and affiliate companies of the MCE.

Farmers Markets

Howard County offers farmers markets five days a week throughout the county, meaning that farm fresh produce is much closer then you think.

What's Hot

We're all about business growth in Howard County - and with so much going on, it shows! Here's what's happening now: 

Digital Pet Care Platform Developer Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award

The Columbia based pet healthcare company VitusVet won “Best Technology Company” at the Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards, Thursday night.

CGC Holdings Expands in Howard County, Plans to Add 125 Jobs

CGC Holdings, Inc., a food distribution company in Jessup, Md., recently completed construction and has moved into a new 160,000-square-foot building in Howard County. Located at 7540 Assateague Drive, the new facility contains the company’s headquarters, warehouse, and distribution operations. CGC Holdings currently has 225 full-time employees and anticipates adding an additional 125 new jobs over the next four years.

Howard County Farmers’ Markets Set to Return in May

Howard County is welcoming the summer with the return of its local farmers’ markets. Starting in early May, the county will be hosting farmers’ markets at five different locations, four days a week. Residents and outsiders alike can buy delicious produce, meats, baked-goods and cuisine made right here in Howard County.

Howard County EDA to Receive Inaugural MEDA Transformative Excellence Award

The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) has awarded the Howard County Economic Development Authority its inaugural Transformative Excellence Award for its response to the Ellicott City flood.

Events

The HCEDA sponsors and collaborates in great events throughout the year - speaker's series, networking meetups, conferences and awards ceremonies. Get in on the action, sign up and get involved or view community Events.


Upcoming Events: 

 

Howard Tech Council Membership

7/01/17 12:00 PM This page will ask you to please choose a date to attend, please choose the first line which will be the first of the upcoming month to start your membership.

HoCo Ciso Help Desk

7/06/17 10:00 AM

The Chief Information Security Officer In-Residence program known as “HOCO CISO” is based at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE). This first of its kind program is designed to address the needs of residents and affiliates of the MCE along with the more than 240 member companies of the Howard Tech Council (HTC) who do not have their own Chief Security or Privacy officer.

Howard Tech Council Membership

8/01/17 12:00 PM This page will ask you to please choose a date to attend, please choose the first line which will be the first of the upcoming month to start your membership.

HoCo Ciso Help Desk

8/03/17 10:00 AM

The Chief Information Security Officer In-Residence program known as “HOCO CISO” is based at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE). This first of its kind program is designed to address the needs of residents and affiliates of the MCE along with the more than 240 member companies of the Howard Tech Council (HTC) who do not have their own Chief Security or Privacy officer.

Stats, Maps, and Lists

Everything you need to know about Howard County at your fingertips.

Business Lists

Howard County is home to thousands of businesses of all sizes -- from corporate headquarters -- to businesses where the dining room table serves as the desk and conference table.

Demographics

Howard County is one of Maryland's fastest-growing regions, increasing its population by 34 percent over the past decade.

Maps

Links to website where you can find informative maps and data.

Economic Indicators

Review the most currently available economic indicators for Howard County and surrounding areas.

Success Stories

For every new business in Howard County, there's a success story behind it.

Shea Radiance

The Alabis founded Shea Radiance after they started using pure, unrefined shea butter to develop skincare for their children. Long familiar with the legendary power of shea, the Alabis concocted a product that was the only solution for their son's severely dry skin and eczema.

A&G Pharmaceutical

A&G Pharmaceutical is focused on the development & commercialization of innovative personalized medicine products to diagnose and treat life threatening human cancers. A&G is developing a tissue and blood test kits that will improve early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer based on the biomarker "GP88/PGRN".