Innovation & Startups

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Howard County is home to a thriving small business economy. With over 80% of the businesses in the county employing less than 25 people, HCEDA understands that our economy rides upon their success and growth.

HCEDA has created the Maryland Innovation Center to help the region’s innovators and startups succeed.


The Maryland Innovation Center is for serious entrepreneurs. Combining in-house expertise with established technology and business leadership resources, the Center serves as a beacon of innovation to the Baltimore-Washington corridor community and beyond. With a roster of world-class entrepreneurs and partners, the Center’s focus is on giving entrepreneurs what they need to move to the next level. Ready to get down to business? Learn More.