So you have that Big Idea for a new business. But what you need is the right place, the right advice, and the right people to help it take off. We've got your launch pad right here in Howard County.
You've finalized your business plan, turned on the phones, and printed up cards - now what? If you've launched a new business in Howard County, HCEDA has your back from day one forward.
Howard County is strategically located between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. Howard County is easily accessible from Baltimore Washington International and given our central location along the Eastern seaboard we are a distance from Richmond, Philadelphia and New York City.
This is a dynamic time to diversify your farm, or add additional products, if it works for you. The demand for locally grown products and the movement to know the source of your food makes it a perfect time to grow and harvest different products, or begin producing products or offering services onsite.
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"Howard County is a richly diverse community in terms of demographics that offers great opportunities to businesses, both large and small."
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HCEDA is the catalyst for economic growth and sustainability in Howard County
Columbia/Ellicott City #8 on "America's Best Places to Live 2012" list.
Howard County was ranked the healthiest county in Maryland
Most Digital County Government – 2011
Best Workplaces for Commuters - 2011
Fast Company ranks Maryland No. 3 on its List of the Most Innovative States
Maryland Ranked No. 4 on Fast Company's Breakdown of the Number of Startups Per Million
We're all about business growth in Howard County - and with so much going on, it shows! Here's what's happening now:
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! View Community Events here.
When things are happening in the Howard County business community, we want you to know about it. Find out about it here. We also want to tell your story. Let us know if you are doing something that we need to help you promote.
For every new business in Howard County, there's a success story behind it.
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Join the Howard Tech Council for the best opportunities and support services in Howard County and Central Maryland.
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Eat farm fresh, get more for your dollar and support your local farmer. What could be better?
Read more about how and why to Buy Local »
HCEDA can help you connect with our amazing government contracting community and agencies in the region.
Find out more about Government Contracting »