Press Releases and Blog

For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Michele Haltmeyer at mhaltmeyer@hceda.org.

  • Blog: Scientific Research and Development Services in Howard County

    Tuesday, October 25, 2022

    Blog by Hannah Seok, HCEDA Intern The Scientific Research and Development Services industry (R&D, for short) is one of the most important and prosperous business sectors here in Howard County. Our strategic location, proven track record of R&D success, densely concentrated industry cluster, and highly skilled workforce have led to the continued prominence and new […]
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  • Blog: Asking Tough Questions: Maria Angelica Vargas Talks International Business

    Monday, September 26, 2022

    September 26, 2022- Pinpointing the right setting for an international business is daunting for any enterprise. By anticipating the challenges and articulating its competitive edge, Howard County is developing a blueprint for international businesses to locate, expand, and collaborate with confidence. If you seek a global presence in a specific region, but don’t know where […]
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  • Blog: Shop Talk: Small and Minority Business Takeaways from Jinal Contractor

    Thursday, September 1, 2022

    Starting a small business blends trial-and-error with hard-fought triumphs. Jinal Contractor, HCEDA’s new Small and Minority Business Development Officer, understands the ups and downs faced by business owners from her personal experiences as an entrepreneur. In her new position at HCEDA, she is eager to share what she learned and promote the resources that Howard […]
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  • Blog: The Placemaking Factor: Cybersecurity in Focus

    Thursday, July 28, 2022

    Imagination was the cornerstone of James Rouse’s vision for Columbia in the 1960s, and Howard County makes good on his legacy, creating communities that package work and play in a prime setting. Howard County’s allure as one the best, healthiest, and most innovative municipalities in America is well-established, courtesy of the cybersecurity assets seeded throughout […]
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  • Howard County, Johns Hopkins APL Join Forces to Leverage Smart City Innovation in Gateway District

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    COLUMBIA, Md. (May 12, 2022) — Municipalities across the world are increasingly leveraging technology and innovation to offer new services and economic opportunities to meet the needs and expectations of citizens and residents. The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), in Laurel, Maryland, to plan […]
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  • HCEDA and the Cyber Security Council Germany Celebrate a New Partnership

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    HOWARD COUNTY, MD (May 10, 2022) –The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), along with Howard County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball, welcomed the Cyber Security Council Germany e.V. (CSCG) to Howard County on May 3, 2022 with a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing and office opening reception. The MOU solidifies the partnership between HCEDA […]
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  • Homegrown in Howard County: Farmers’ Markets in Focus

    Monday, April 18, 2022

    For a real taste of Howard County, head to our Farmers’ Markets three seasons a year. From May to November, our Farmers’ Markets are community hubs where pride runs deep and agricultural abundance is on display. While people visit the markets for produce, meat, dairy, flowers, and artisan goods, they leave with so much more. […]
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  • Howard County Economic Development Authority Launches Minority Owned Business Directory

    Thursday, February 10, 2022

    Howard County is known for its diverse community and high quality of life which makes it a premier destination to work, live, and do business in the region. While our business community is also quite diverse, it is important to create opportunities that support the growth of the small, minority businesses that serve as the […]
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  • Howard County Economic Development Authority Proposal Named Finalist in Economic Development Administration Regional Challenge

    Monday, January 3, 2022

    Howard County Government News Release– Howard County’s Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has been named a finalist by the U.S. Economic Development Administration in its $1 billion Build Back Better Regional Challenge. As a finalist, the Authority received a $500,000 grant to support its Maryland Cyber Workforce Solutions proposal to expand access to the cybersecurity industry […]
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  • HCEDA and Howard County Executive Celebrate the Expansion of Restorative Counseling and Wellness Center

    Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    County Executive Calvin Ball and HCEDA joined Restorative Counseling and Wellness Center’s (RCWC) ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of their new facility in Ellicott City and five-year business anniversary. RCWC Founders, Nicole DeChirico, LCSW-C and Dionne Jimenez, LCPC, are Howard County Natives who have worked in the mental health industry for several years. […]
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