Press Releases and Blog

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

    Thursday, July 20, 2017

    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. 
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  • Cory Home Delivery Expands Operations with New Home Delivery Center

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    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. The three companies – D&A Technical Services, Aerode Management Solutions and Epitome Technologies Inc. – selected the Howard County Innovation Center as their new […]
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  • Date Announced for Howard County Film Feastival 2.0

    Thursday, July 6, 2017

    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 […]
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  • Digital Pet Care Platform Developer Wins Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Award

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    The Columbia based pet healthcare company VitusVet won “Best Technology Company” at the Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards, Thursday night. “We are extremely excited to receive the Maryland incubator company of the year award” said Mark Olcott, DVM, CEO & Co Founder, VitusVet.  “Over the last 12 months our team has grown in […]
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  • CGC Holdings Expands in Howard County, Plans to Add 125 Jobs

    Tuesday, June 6, 2017

    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 […]
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  • Howard County Farmers’ Markets Set to Return in May

    Tuesday, May 9, 2017

    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. “One of Howard County’s […]
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  • Howard County EDA to Receive Inaugural MEDA Transformative Excellence Award

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) has awarded the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) its inaugural Transformative Excellence Award for their response to the Ellicott City flood. MEDA created the Transformative Excellence Award to recognize the role economic development plays in crisis management and to showcase standout practices exhibited throughout the year. The HCEDA […]
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  • Enveil Takes Second Place at RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Competition

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Howard County cyber-security startup firm Enveil placed second in this year’s RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Competition on February 13, 2017. Picked from a group of more than 300 applicants, Enveil impressed the Innovation Sandbox judges with its groundbreaking homomorphic encryption software. For decades, the cyber-security industry has been unable to crack homomorphic encryption, which allows […]
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  • Executive Kittleman announces FY 2018 capital budget initiatives to advance Gateway Innovation District and community services consolidation

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    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. At a press conference in the Gateway Business Park, Kittleman outlined plans to create the Howard County Innovation Center in the county-owned […]
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