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Executive Ulman Leads “Wall Breaking” at Columbia Flier Building; Future Home of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today led other county officials and business leaders in a ceremonial “wall breaking” at the iconic Columbia Flier building. The event marks the start of renovations that will transform the property into the future home of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE).

Executive Ulman and Council Chairman Ball Announce Reimagined Future for Long Reach Village Center


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Howard County Council Chairperson Calvin Ball today celebrated the launch of efforts to improve and redevelop the Long Reach Village Center and announced future plans.

Key Data Indicators Request for Proposals


The Authority seeks to establish a long term relationship with an experienced Economic Research Institute or entity to compile and track a set of benchmarks/key data indicators which identify trends in the six categories listed below. The purpose of the compilation of these key indicators (with the source data) and the benchmarking process is to establish longitudinal data to aid in the planning and management of county resources and services.

Executive Ulman Applauds Time Inc. / Money Magazine Ranking for Columbia/Ellicott City


Columbia and Ellicott City have again claimed a Top 10 spot on Time Inc. / Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today said the quality of life that led to the ranking should be a source of pride for the entire community.

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Announces Major Federal Funding for Accelerator for the Commercialization of Technology


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today announced that the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is one of 50 winners of the first Growth Accelerator Fund competition sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It Workshop


As local produce comes into season, many people are looking for ways to preserve seasonal fruits and vegetables. The University of Maryland Extension – Howard County will be presenting a series of three workshops focusing on the methods and best practices for preserving our local bounty.

State Ag-tourism Signage Program Opens up Statewide


Maryland's new ag-tourism signage program pilot has been completed successfully in Charles County with the installation of directional signs for two farms: Serenity Farm in Benedict and Zekiah Farms in Waldorf. The program is now open to farms throughout the state where county governments have agreed to participate in the program.

Howard County Home to Some of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Businesses


Howard County businesses are well represented in Inc. Magazine’s latest list of the nation’s 5,000 fastest growing companies. The annual rankings report is based on the three year growth rate of these businesses from 2010 through 2013. 121 companies in Maryland made the prestigious list. 22 of those businesses are located in Howard County communities from Savage to Ellicott City and Columbia.

OCT 1 Application Deadline: $50,000-$200,000 for Projects which Improve Patient Outcomes and Reduce Costs


The BioMaryland Center is partnering with Maryland's Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) to incorporate improved health care quality and cost reduction criteria in the selection process for the BioMaryland Center's annual Biotechnology Awards program.

MCE Expands Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program with Five Key Additions


In an effort to expand the Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EiR) program, and keep pace with recent growth, the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) recently added five new Entrepreneurs-in-Residence. Joining the program are Lisa Beth Ferstenberg, Judy L. Harris, Dave Holly, Susan Prince and Eric Thornton.