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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.

2015 Business Appreciation Week

Business Appreciation Week is held as a thank you for businesses in Howard County. Take a look at the photos from our visits on our Facebook Page!

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: 

Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship Company Launches Indiegogo Campaign

Baggio is solving a problem that has haunted parents for generations– grabbing what is thought to be a fully packed, ready to go diaper bag only to find out it is just an empty bag!

Governor Hogan, Howard County Executive Kittleman and Tenable Network Security CEO Announce Companies Expansion

Governor Larry Hogan, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, and Tenable Network Security® Inc. CEO Ron Gula today announced that Tenable is expanding operations in Maryland. Founded in 2002, Tenable provides continuous network monitoring to enable organizations to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk, and ensure compliance. The company currently employs 230 workers in Howard County and plans to add hundreds of new full-time positions over the next five years.

Howard Tech Council Gets New Director

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) today announced that Tracy L. Turner has been named Director of the Howard Tech Council (HTC). Turner was promoted from her position as Director of Programs at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE), the Howard County incubator where the tech council is based.

Howard County Companies Take Top Honors at 15th Annual Incubator Company of the Year Awards

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is proud to announce that two Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) companies are among the winners of the 15th annual Incubator Company of the Year Awards.


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 Coffee

9/11/15 8:30 AM During Our "Conscious Coffees" we will learn about and discuss the tenants of Conscious Capitalism and their applications. Over the next four Conscious Coffees (September, November, January and March) we will be setting a foundation for this by exploring sections from the book Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey and Raj Sisodia.

On September 11 we will focus on the the introduction of the book and the tenant of "Higher Purpose".  We will both discuss and examine practical applications for the power of engaging the "Power of Why" in your business.

If you would like to prepare for our coffee please feel free to read pages 1 - 57 in Conscious Capitalism.  And prior to coming you may also wish to watch Simon Sinek's talk "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" (follow link to view).  

Ignite Howard County #2

9/11/15 5:30 PM  

HTC September Networking

9/15/15 1:00 PM

Enjoy an evening of networking with the Howard County Tech Community. Ticket price includes 2 drinks and appetizers.  Tickets will be available for sale online until 5:00 pm on the day of the event.  

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. Some examples of reports and lists available:

  • Major Employers
  • New and Expanding
  • Industry Lists...and more


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


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.


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".