Press Releases and Blog

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

  • 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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  • Howard County Issues Report on HoCo RISE Business Assistance Grants

    Monday, November 8, 2021

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) have released a report detailing the HoCo RISE Business Assistance Grant funding and its impact on supporting local businesses during the pandemic.
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  • HCEDA & MIC Hosted First Annual Great Pumpkin Pitch Competition, Startups Competed for $10k in Cash Prizes

    Friday, October 29, 2021

    The Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) kicked off the fall season with our first annual Pitch & Mingle Series, “Great Pumpkin Pitch,” which featured MIC resident and affiliate companies. The event took place at Two Merriweather’s cutting-edge lounge in the Downtown Columbia.  Our event MC and self-proclaimed “Pitch Witch,” Julie Lenzer, Chief Innovation Officer at University of Maryland, electrified the audience as five startups presented their 4 minute-pitch to our […]
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  • Blog: HCEDA & MIC Host Signature Event, Taste of Gateway Featuring Local Restaurants, Games, Music, & More

    Monday, October 11, 2021

    The Maryland Innovation Center and the Howard County Economic Development Authority closed out September with their Taste of Gateway 2021! An evening under the tents that featured lawn games, music, tasty bites and good drinks from restaurants located in Gateway, this event brought together business professionals from around the Gateway business park to reconnect and […]
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