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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.

MCE Resident Awarded a $100K Dept. of Homeland Security Grant for Emergency Medical Services Data Tool


Maryland Center of Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident company DataTech911, a division of ElanTech, has received a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract for a real-time monitoring, analysis, and notification solution for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations.

MCE's NextLOGiK Named Finalist in the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Awards


In addition to some of the best public schools in the nation, thousands of businesses call Howard County, Maryland home, including the Columbia-based software development company, NextLOGiK. Nominated as a finalist for the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards, NextLOGiK has its incubator, the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) to thank.

Baltimore Business Journal Names Five Howard County Companies on the Largest Public Companies List


The Baltimore Business Journal has released their list of the Greater Baltimore’s Largest Public Companies, naming five Howard County companies on the list of 22.

7th Annual Film Feastival Coming to Clarks Elioak on July 19


The seventh annual Howard County Film Feastival will be held this year on Tuesday, July 19 at Clark’s Elioak Farm from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The Feastival is a celebration of the local food movement in Howard County highlighting the connection between Howard County farms, restaurants, food producers and the community.

Howard County Concludes 25th Annual Business Appreciation Week


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) concluded its 25th annual Business Appreciation Week after visiting small and large businesses across the county from April 25-29.

Howard County Farmer Market’s Opening for 2016 Season


The Howard County Farmers’ Markets will open for the 2016 season starting the week of May 4 throughout the county. This year, there are eight farmers’ markets available for residents to purchase produce from located in Columbia, Ellicott City, Fulton and Cooksville with a new location at River Hill.

Bulk Head Brewing to Open New Taproom in May 2016


Bulk Head Brewing Company LLC will open a new beach themed taproom in May 2016 after receiving a catalyst loan from the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA). “We are very excited to support Josh Matthews with a loan as an entrepreneur with a vision of creating another specialty craft beer in Howard County,” said Beth A. Woodring, Fund Manager of the HCEDA.

Ignite Howard County Announces Speakers


Ignite Howard County will host their 3rd event on April 11 at the Jailbreak Brewing Company. There will be 10 speakers presenting on a variety of topics in hopes of educating, inspiring or enlightening community members into constructive conversations and collaborations. Each presentation is five minutes with 20 slides allowed for a high energy environment.

Howard County to Host 25th Annual Business Appreciation Week


Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) will host Howard County’s 25th annual Business Appreciation Week with visits to county businesses from April 25-29.

Illness Forecasting Start-Up Receives $150,000 in Funding


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) announced today the issuing of a $150,000 loan for the start-up Sickweather from their Catalyst Loan Fund through the use of Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Funds.