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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.

HCEDA Receives IEDC Silver Award for Ellicott City Flood Response


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) was awarded a Silver Award at the 2017 International Economic Development Councils (IEDC) Annual Awards for their role in the Ellicott City Flash Flood Response and Recovery.

Vheda Health’s National Growth Fuels Expansion into Larger Facility


In response to the continued growth of Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident Vheda Health, the company has moved into a new larger space in Columbia.

Strengthening Columbia's Village Centers, The Focus of a New Initiative Between HCEDA and CA


The Columbia Village Centers Retail Development Program is being implemented to strengthen the village centers as retailing and community gathering destinations, and will assist small business retailers with technical resources to help ensure their success.

Cory Home Delivery Expands Operations with New Home Delivery Center


Cory Home Delivery has opened a 42,000sf distribution center in Jessup, Maryland to service Bob’s Discount Furniture in the Mid-Atlantic region. Cory has experienced a thirty percent growth so far this year and this new location is part of a strategic expansion plan for Cory as they continue to grow the company throughout the country.

Howard County’s Innovation Center lands three new companies relocating to Columbia Gateway


Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) today announced the relocation of three federal contractors to the county’s new innovation center in Columbia Gateway.

Date Announced for Howard County Film Feastival 2.0


The Howard County Film Feastival is all new with some great additions and changes. It will still include farmers, food and film while adding artisans (food and craft), music and food trucks to this year's events. This year's event will be held on Tuesday, July 25th from 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm at Clark's Elioak Farm in Ellicott City, MD.

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.