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Howard County Pet Healthcare App Receives $1 Million Investment


The Columbia based pet healthcare company VitusVet has announced a $1 million investment in their business to help with the nationwide expansion of service for their online and mobile app.

Sharks Bite for Howard County Produce Business


Howard County’s very own Hungry Harvest, a local produce company dedicated to ending food waste and hunger, has become the latest company to receive an investment on ABC’s hit show Shark Tank.

HCEDA Hires New Controller


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has announced the hire of Paul German for the position of Controller. In this position he will be involved with hands-on financial accounting and reporting matters, compliance issues as well as collaborating with other senior management on strategic issues.

HCEDA Announces New Executive Director of Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) announced the hire of Peter Ettinger as the new Executive Director of their award winning business incubator, The Maryland Center For Entrepreneurship (MCE).

UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute Joins Howard County Business Community


Leaders from Underwriters Laboratory’s (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of fire safety science, along with local politician and county department heads, gathered today to cut the ribbon to their new headquarters.

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!

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.

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.

HCEDA Approved for Increased Funding from State’s Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund


The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved $1.75 million in FY 2016 from the State’s Small, Minority and Women-Owned Business Loan Fund for the Howard County Economic Development Authority. The new funding allocation represents a 15% increase over last year’s total of $1.5 million.

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.