Press Releases and Blog

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  • HCEDA Announces the Completion of Phase One Construction on the Howard County Innovation Center; MCE Relocates to Facility

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) announced the completion of the first phase of the Howard County Innovation Center Project with the conclusion of 3rd floor renovations and the relocation of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) to the facility. As part of the Innovation Center project, the third floor of 6751 Columbia Gateway […]
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  • Howard County Innovation Center to Host Startup Grind’s 3rd Annual Startup Showcase

    Monday, July 8, 2019

    On July 31, Startup Grind Columbia will hold their 3rd Annual Startup Showcase at the all new Howard County Innovation Center. This event will draw 200+ regional business people together to network and watch Mid-Maryland startups pitch their businesses for prizes. “We are looking forward to hosting Startup Grind’s Annual Showcase at the Innovation Center,” […]
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  • HCEDA To Host Industry Leading Entrepreneurship Training at Howard County Innovation Center

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is bringing the popular Kauffman FastTrac® Course to the Howard County Innovation Center for the first time, at a special introductory rate. In this 10-week guided program, aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs will develop and refine a business concept, taking it through each step of the business planning […]
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  • DataTech911, Serving First Responders Across the Nation

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    Howard County Economic Development (HCEDA) incubator client, DataTech911, expands their support of first responders across the nation with their cutting-edge technology, FirstResponse911. Recently, DataTech911 added the following Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to their portfolio: Dakota Communications Center (Minnesota), City of Smyrna (Georgia), Chilton County (Alabama), and Blount County (Alabama). In addition to the PSAPs, […]
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  • Freshly Opens New Facility In Howard County

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    SAVAGE – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Economic Development Authority attended a ribbon cutting for a new facility for Freshly, a health-conscious food delivery service. The new 171,000 square-foot facility is located at Bollman Place in Savage and serve as the company’s East Coast location for food preparation, cooking, assembly, […]
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  • HCEDA Celebrates Business Appreciation Week With 150+ Visits

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) celebrated Howard County’s 2019 Business Appreciation Week from April 22-26. Ball and his team of more than 70 ambassadors visited over 150 businesses during the week. These visits are intended to thank business owners and, most importantly, listen to their perspectives on […]
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  • FLAVORx, the Columbia-based Medicine Hero for your Child

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    On March 28, 2019, the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) joined health tech innovators, FLAVORx, for the reopening of their new facility in Columbia, which now accommodates their company of 50. FLAVORx was founded in 1994 in an act of desperation, when a local pharmacist had an ongoing challenge to get his epileptic granddaughter […]
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  • HCEDA announces partnership with Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center 

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is pleased to announce it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Maryland Department of Commerce to establish a DefTech Center in cooperation with Anne Arundel County to serve the technology community surrounding Fort Meade and the NSA. The mission of the DefTech Center is to facilitate […]
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  • Howard Tech Council Sponsors Johns Hopkins APL’s Annual Girl Power Expo

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    On March 3, 2019, our Howard Tech Council’s (HTC) Women in Tech Affinity Group (WiT) proudly sponsored Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab’s (APL) 13th Annual Girl Power Expo for the fourth year in a row, providing seven interactive hands-on workshops for the events attendees. The Girl Power Expo is a free opportunity for elementary and […]
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  • MCE Resident, rfidCollect, LLC Co-Founders to speak at 2019 Data Center World Conference

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) Resident, rfidCollect LLC co-founders, Tim Buckley and Bruno Riegl, will host a panel discussion on sensor-based resource management March 22nd at Data Center World Conference in Phoenix. rfidCollect became a MCE Resident in October 2016. Panelists will provide an overview of the latest market trends and the role sensors are playing […]
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