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For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Brian Sheavly at 410-313-0721 or at bsheavly@hceda.org.

Howard County EDA to Receive Inaugural MEDA Transformative Excellence Award

4/11/17

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.

Enveil Takes Second Place at RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Competition

4/07/17

Howard County cyber-security startup firm Enveil placed second in this year’s RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Competition on February 13, 2017.

Executive Kittleman announces FY 2018 capital budget initiatives to advance Gateway Innovation District and community services consolidation

3/30/17

County Executive Allan H. Kittleman today announced two important projects to be included in his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget, which will be presented to the County Council tomorrow.

Historic Ellicott City’s River House Pizza Co. to Open New Location

3/29/17

River House Pizza Co., a Historic Ellicott City wood-fired pizza company and outdoor courtyard dining restaurant, is set to open a second location in the Forest Green Shopping Center along Route 40 in Ellicott City this spring.

Anchor Technologies Inc. relocates to Columbia

3/13/17

Cyber security consulting firm Anchor Technologies Inc. is opening its doors at its new headquarters at 6315 Hillside Court in Columbia.

Registration Opens for Annual Howard County Business Appreciation Week

3/08/17

Registration has officially opened for the 26th annual Business Appreciation Week, the Howard County Economic Development Authority’s yearly initiative designed to connect business owners and entrepreneurs with resources in the county government.

Polymer Safety Barrier Manufacturer A-SAFE Opens Doors in Elkridge

2/13/17

Polymer safety barrier manufacturer A-SAFE Inc. officially unveiled its new 30,000 sq. ft. distribution center with Howard County officials in Elkridge on Wednesday, February 8.

County Executive Kittleman Announces Vision for the Future of Columbia Gateway

2/07/17

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman joined economic development officials, property owners, and businesses to announce his vision to turn Columbia Gateway, Howard County’s largest business center, into an innovation district.

Laurel Manufacturer Plans Expansion, 50 New Jobs

2/02/17

Iron World, the fastest-growing distributor of decorative steel fences and gates in the country, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Howard County and adding 50 new jobs in the next two years. The company will invest $1 million in the project to streamline its manufacturing process and reduce costs. Improvements include exterior upgrades and extra storage space, as well as a new automated routing machine and an additional panel assembly machine, which will significantly decrease assembly time and increase production by 300 percent.

HMC, Inc. in Columbia Hires Seven Graduates of Sagamore Development’s Manufacturing Bootcamp

1/30/17

HMC Co. Inc., a Columbia based design and manufacturing facility, has hired seven of the first eight recent graduates of Sagamore Development’s pilot “Manufacturing Bootcamp” to work at its facility.