Press Releases and Blog

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

  • Dive Bar & Grille Comes to Historic Savage Mill

    Friday, April 9, 2021

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced Dive Bar & Grille, a family owned business out of Pennsylvania will open their 6th location and its first in Maryland at Historic Savage Mill. The new restaurant is 9,000 sq. ft. and located in the “Carding” building. The restaurant will be 3 levels and feature a riverside deck […]
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  • Long Home Products Relocates to 50,000 Sq Ft Savage Mill Location

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

    Long Home Products has relocated and expanded into a $7.7 million, 50,000 sq ft space in Savage Mill. Originally headquartered in Beltsville, MD this move has allowed Long Home Products to expand and support their operations throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The location also acts as the headquarters for its regional office in New England and […]
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  • Ice Cream Shop, The Charmery, Opens Its Doors in Downtown Columbia

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

    Looking for something sweet to enjoy in the coming months? The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is excited to welcome ice cream shop, The Charmery, to Downtown Columbia! After successfully securing financing through HCEDA’s Catalyst Loan Fund, which was established with funding from the State of Maryland’s Video Lottery Terminal Fund (VLT), The Charmery […]
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  • rfidCollect, Joget and Mokxa team up to launch NOTIFY, a COVID-19 workplace safety monitoring system

    Friday, March 19, 2021

    Three resident companies at the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), have collaborated to launch a new product, NOTIFY ̶  a contact-tracing notification system that anonymously monitors users movements throughout a facility to identify potential COVID-19 exposures. The system operates within facilities recording possible worker transmissions and […]
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  • Maryland Innovation Center and Mind Over Machines Partner to Launch Workforce Development & Automation Workshop Series

    Wednesday, January 13, 2021

    As part of a new partnership, Maryland Innovation Center (MIC) and human-centered data and software consultancy, Mind Over Machines, will launch the Workforce Ascension and Enhancement (WAE) series to provide the business community with the tools they need to automate business processes and free up human capital. This pilot program aims to spark employee ascension […]
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  • KBR Chooses Maple Lawn for Consolidation of 320 Jobs in Howard County, Including the Hiring 48 New Employees

    Thursday, December 17, 2020

    KBR, a global consulting, technology and engineering solutions firm, is planning to expand its operations in Howard County through the consolidation and relocation of 320 full-time jobs and an additional 48 new jobs over the next five years. Houston-based KBR, represented by Cresa’s Thomas Birnbach, Sam Heiber, Daniel Shapiro and Sebastian Arrivillaga, has signed a […]
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  • In Response to COVID-19, Howard County-based, NetGlo Corporation Produces Contact Traceability App to Ensure Food Safety for Consumers

    Thursday, December 3, 2020

    Headquartered in Howard County, MD, award-winning customized IT solutions company, NetGlo Corporation, has developed a contact traceability app for local farmers called, NetGloFarmFITS™. The app aids farmers with the increasing demand for product tracking platforms to ensure the safety of our consumers and reduce the spread of COVID-19 along with other viruses and contaminants. This […]
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  • HCEDA celebrates Elkridge based Hatch Exhibits for their COVID-19 efforts and office expansion

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

    Hatch Exhibits, a custom fabrication company specializing in trade show booths and exhibits was recently featured in the news for reopening their facilities to manufacture face shields and protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their products were created for healthcare workers when Hatch heard there was a shortage of these supplies. Once they started creating […]
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  • Howard County Farm Tours: Heron’s Meadow and TLV Tree Farm

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

    On average, our food travels over 1,800 miles and spends five to seven days in a truck before it reaches our grocery stores. Buying local means the food we consume could be harvested in the morning and consumed by night. Providing Howard County citizens with the freshest, healthiest locally grown products has become a priority for many of […]
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  • Maryland Innovation Center Launches New World 2.0 Site as an Ongoing COVID-19 Recovery Resource for Businesses

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    The Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), powered by Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA), launched its new World 2.0 site (www.worldversiontwo.com) dedicated to providing thought leadership and insight for organizations who are seeking recovery and stability in a post-COVID-19 landscape. Since the onset of COVID-19, businesses have been consumed with response efforts and the retention of their employees. […]
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