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Ginette Serrero, CEO A&G Pharma

"For a growing biotech company, Howard County is strategically located near government scientific and regulatory agencies, a major airport, and top-notch academic institutions that provide a pool of talented researchers." (Photo by David Hobby)

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Welcome to Howard County, MD

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, targeting new businesses and attracting corporate and regional headquarters. 

 

Doing Business Here

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.

Living Here

Howard County is continually ranked among the most affluent, advanced and educated communities in the United States. There is immediate access to leading educational and health care institutions, upscale retail, and outstanding recreation and entertainment.

Farmers Markets

Howard County offers farmers markets five days a week throughout the county, meaning that farm fresh produce is much closer then you think.

What's Hot

We're all about business growth in Howard County - and with so much going on, it shows! Here's what's happening now: 

MCE Resident Awarded a $100K Dept. of Homeland Security Grant for Emergency Medical Services Data Tool

Maryland Center of Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident company DataTech911, a division of ElanTech, has received a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) contract for a real-time monitoring, analysis, and notification solution for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations.

MCE's NextLOGiK Named Finalist in the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year (ICOY) Awards

In addition to some of the best public schools in the nation, thousands of businesses call Howard County, Maryland home, including the Columbia-based software development company, NextLOGiK. Nominated as a finalist for the 15th Annual Maryland Incubator Company of the Year Awards, NextLOGiK has its incubator, the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) to thank.

MCE Affiliate Company Selected to Nation’s Top Accelerator Program

Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) affiliate company Pair, an augmented reality startup founded by Air Force Academy grad and Iraq War Veteran Andrew Kemendo, has been selected to take part in the 500 Startups Accelerator, one of the nation’s leading incubator accelerator programs.

Baltimore Business Journal Names Five Howard County Companies on the Largest Public Companies List

The Baltimore Business Journal has released their list of the Greater Baltimore’s Largest Public Companies, naming five Howard County companies on the list of 22.

Events

The HCEDA sponsors and collaborates in great events throughout the year - speaker's series, networking meetups, conferences and awards ceremonies. Get in on the action, sign up and get involved or view community Events.


Upcoming Events: 

 

Conscious Capitalism of Central Maryland Membership

7/01/16 12:00 PM We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.

HTC Networking- Office Party at Unleashed Technologies!

7/19/16 5:00 PM Walk away from the water cooler and join us for the new Howard Tech Council networking event, “HTC Office Party”. We’ll take over an HTC members’ office for the night with drinks, great food, and better company. It’s networking in a different space, an opportunity to showcase a new location, introduce state-of-the art technology, or share an innovative company culture.

Howard County Film Feastival 2016

7/19/16 6:00 PM Kick off this year's "Love Local" Restaurant Weeks at the 2016 Howard County Film Feastival! Come enjoy delicious food prepared by local restaurants using locally grown produce, learn creative recipes, find out where to buy your own farm fresh produce, and so much!

Conscious Capitalism of Central Maryland Membership

8/01/16 12:00 PM We believe that business is good because it creates value, it is ethical because it is based on voluntary exchange, it is noble because it can elevate our existence and it is heroic because it lifts people out of poverty and creates prosperity. Free enterprise capitalism is the most powerful system for social cooperation and human progress ever conceived. It is one of the most compelling ideas we humans have ever had. But we can aspire to even more.

HTC Membership 101

8/05/16 12:00 PM Join the Howard Tech Council for our free HTC Membership 101 Lunch! 

Stats, Maps, and Lists

Everything you need to know about Howard County at your fingertips.

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.

Demographics

Howard County is one of Maryland's fastest-growing regions, increasing its population by 34 percent over the past decade.

Maps

Links to website where you can find informative maps and data.

Economic Indicators

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

Success Stories

For every new business in Howard County, there's a success story behind it.

cut2it

Over the last three years, we developed a very sophisticated video engagement and collaboration platform that is cloud and mobile-based.

Shea Radiance

The Alabis founded Shea Radiance after they started using pure, unrefined shea butter to develop skincare for their children. Long familiar with the legendary power of shea, the Alabis concocted a product that was the only solution for their son's severely dry skin and eczema.

A&G Pharmaceutical

A&G Pharmaceutical is focused on the development & commercialization of innovative personalized medicine products to diagnose and treat life threatening human cancers. A&G is developing a tissue and blood test kits that will improve early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer based on the biomarker "GP88/PGRN".