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Welcome to Cyber Central, Howard County, Maryland! Howard County provides its businesses and residents with exceptional offerings and amenities that can be found nowhere else in the country.

Howard County leads the nation in offering an unmatched quality of life. Home to award winning libraries, parks, and school systems, Howard County is a great place to relocate and plant your roots.

Take a look around, and give us a call, we want to show you what we have to offer!


WHC_Map SmOnly Howard County offers you the unique advantage of a central location directly between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore—with easy access to a range of transportation options. So right away, you can connect with one of the densest concentrations of tech industries in the country—and to leading military institutions and government agencies such as the National Security Administration, the Social Security Administration, the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Ft. Meade, the Department of Homeland Security, and Aberdeen Proving Grounds

View the Transportation Map for Howard County
View a map of all Regional Government Agencies



Living _educationThe Howard County Public School System is consistently ranked among the nation's best. Nearly 68% of the county's public school teachers have master's degrees and 92% of its graduating students pursue education beyond high school.

Howard County is also home to the award-winning Howard Community College and satellite campuses for Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland Baltimore County and Loyola College of Maryland.



Whc _workforceHoward County provides access to a highly educated and talented workforce ready to support a variety of industry needs. Because Howard County is in a desirable location, it is able to draw highly skilled employees who already reside here. Employers also are able to draw employees from neighboring counties because of its easy access to major highways. A workforce of more than 2-million people live within a 30-mile radius of Howard County, providing companies unparalleled access to human resource capabilities. According to the U.S. Census, the Baltimore-Washington region ranks among the most highly educated metropolitan areas - with Howard County residents ranked among the best-educated in the country.


Quality of life

Howard County is one of the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. National publications rank the county among the most technologically advanced communities in the country, which is not surprising based on the county's proximity to leading institutions of higher education. There is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment.


Other Resources

Cyber Security in Greater Baltimore: A 2013 State of the Market Report

This report aims to determine the Baltimore-Washington corridor's place in the increasingly important Cyber Security market and understand how the capacity and assets of the region compare nationally. View the PDF Report



Programs and Services

Ready to grow! With our amazing range of programs and services, HCEDA is sure to have what you need today and tomorrow.

Real Estate

If you are looking to locate your business in Howard County, we are ready to put you on the map.