Howard County Market Summary

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Howard County boasts a thriving and vibrant economy, which makes it the first choice for smart businesses looking to start or expand in the Mid-Atlantic. Add in its central location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and you have a real win-win.  Howard County also offers more than 70-million square feet of commercial space, providing businesses with the perfect location to do business.

Development Activity

There is always something happening in Howard County and development is no exception. With our attractive location and friendly business environment, business is booming.


Howard County is located in the heart of Maryland between Washington DC and Baltimore. Its proximity provides easy access to both the nation’s capital and the Baltimore metropolitan area.


Howard County is one of Maryland’s fastest-growing regions as its population has increased by 34 percent over the past decade.


Howard County and the State of Maryland taxes businesses to help fund outstanding public services. These services make Howard County one of the best places to do business, live and work in the U.S.


Howard County provides access to a highly educated and talented workforce ready to support a variety of industry needs. Due to Howard County’s desirable location, it is able to draw highly skilled employees who already reside here.

Business Lists

Howard County is home to thousands of businesses of all sizes — from corporate headquarters — to businesses where the dining room table serves as the desk and conference table.

Government Contracting

What makes Howard County such an attractive location for business? The answer is simple – proximity to customers, partners and Federal Government decision-makers.


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Economic Indicators

Review the most currently available economic indicators for Howard County and surrounding areas.