Press Releases and Blog

For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Ali Bliss at abliss@hceda.org.

  • 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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  • Maryland Innovation Center welcomes DeJesus Solutions’ Social Capital Builders

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    DeJesus Solutions has been accepted as the newest Resident Member of the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC). DeJesus Solutions is a black-owned and operated startup that provides research, staff training, and program development solutions for organizations dedicated to impacting youth engagement. with a mission to increase the social capital literacy of one million youth by 2025, […]
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  • Howard County Executive Hosts Roundtable with Bioenergy DevCo About Food Recycling and the Route 1 Corridor

    Wednesday, July 7, 2021

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), and Bioenergy Devco (BDC) hosted more than 30 government and industry leaders for a roundtable discussion on food recycling, the Route 1 industrial corridor, and BDC’s anaerobic biodigestion facility which is currently under construction. The event was held adjacent to BDC’s currently-under-construction biodigestion facility. […]
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  • Cavalier Logistics Expands into their Second location in Howard County

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) joined Cavalier Logistics as they celebrated the opening of their second location in Howard County. Cavalier Logistics is a privately held Veteran-owned small business founded in the United States in 1985. Cavalier specializes in full-service logistics solutions for the commercial and government sectors […]
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  • HCEDA Accepting Applications for the Howard County Agricultural Innovation Grant 

    Wednesday, June 23, 2021

    Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and Agriculture Land Preservation Program are now accepting applications for the Howard County Agricultural Innovation Grant. The purpose of this grant is to encourage Howard County’s agricultural producers to expand or diversify their business operations. Eligible applicants must be a crop or livestock producer or processor, agritourism or agricultural cooperative, seafood processor, or primary or secondary timber products processor. Grant […]
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  • Blog: Veteran & Woman-Owned Company, IntelliGenesis Expands Company and Donates Video Conferencing Projector to HCEDA

    Thursday, May 20, 2021

    IntelliGenesis, LLC, a women- and veteran-owned Howard County business, has moved into new space in the Columbia Gateway Innovation District and is expanding their team, all while giving back to the community. The move for IntelliGenesis was a dream come true. They were able to move into a space that hit all their goals, was […]
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  • MIC Resident Company, Health Tech Alley Receives Sprint Challenge Grant

    Tuesday, May 18, 2021

    Health Tech Alley, a non-profit organization and Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) resident company has received a Sprint Challenge Grant from the U.S Economic Development Administration. The nationwide grant is designed to help address pandemic resilience and health equity through innovation and technology. Only 1 in 5 applicants were awarded a grant in this highly competitive […]
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  • Whong Community Media acquires OutLook by the Bay magazine

    Thursday, May 13, 2021

    CONTACT: Jason Whong Whong Community Media jason@whong.media (410) 324-2348 COLUMBIA, Md. — Whong Community Media LLC, a Columbia-based media company, has acquired OutLook by the Bay magazine from OutLook By The Bay, LLC and Tecla Murphy of Annapolis. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. OutLook by the Bay, the magazine for active adults in […]
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