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.
Howard County offers farmers markets five days a week throughout the county, meaning that farm fresh produce is much closer then you think.
The MCE provides a robust, interactive network of innovators, entrepreneurs, investors and advisors collaborating to successfully launch high-growth, technology-based companies in an entrepreneurial ecosystem abundant with resources.
The HTC fuels innovation throughout Howard County and Central Maryland. Become a member now!
Thank you to our Mission Supporters of the Howard Tech Council!
Members are integral to the innovation of the HTC.
To Join the Howard Tech Council complete the Howard Tech Council Membership Application or Purchase Online.
We are pleased to have the following companies as active members.
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 of the MCE along with the more than 200 member companies of the Howard Tech Council (HTC) who do not have their own Chief Security or Privacy officer.
Founded around the principles of Engage, Collaborate, Learn, and Lead, the HTC is much more than just networking, it is a place for both you and your business to grow.
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