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For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Terry Owens at 410-313-0720 or by email.

Niger Film Crew Visits Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship

3/26/15

The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) had some very special visitors recently. A crew from Radio TV Saraounia of Niamey, Niger in West Africa was in the United States working on a documentary on Youth and Entrepreneurship. The project was funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State. The three person crew was at the MCE to learn about the Howard County incubator and the kind of support it provides startup businesses and entrepreneurs.

HCEDA sponsors the 2nd annual Maryland Blue Ocean Challenge

3/26/15

HCEDA was a CEO level sponsor at the 2nd annual Maryland Blue Ocean Challenge held at Centennial High School on March 21st. This is the only student run, innovative business concept competition in the country. Teams from high schools generated innovative ideas for a business concept, created a very simple business plan, and presented it to seasoned entrepreneurs, competing for nearly $2,000.00 in cash prizes.

Annie’s Project Graduates its 2015 Class

3/26/15

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and the University of Maryland Extension-Howard County are proud to announce the 2015 graduating class of Annie’s Project. Seven participants completed the eight week program designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and how to build local networks throughout the state.

Howard County earns AAA rating from all three bond rating agencies

3/20/15

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman today announced the County has received an AAA credit rating, the highest possible score, from all three bond ratings agencies. Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services and Standard & Poor’s all have recognized the County’s vibrant economy, diverse revenue streams, and strong financial policies and practices. Howard County is one of just 41 counties among more than 3,000 in the U.S. to earn a Triple-A rating from all three agencies.

Howard County's Astrum Solar Plans Expansion, 240 New Jobs

3/10/15

Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) Deputy Secretary Benjamin Wu, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and Howard County Economic Development Authority CEO Lawrence F. Twele today joined with executives from Astrum Solar® to announce the company’s expansion and plans to add 240 new jobs over the next three years. A leading residential solar power provider and part of the Direct Energy® family of brands, Astrum Solar will triple its footprint at their Annapolis Junction headquarters and bring its total number of employees to 315 by the end of 2017.

Howard County Economic Development Authority Launches Ignite Howard County

2/16/15

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is proud to announce the first Ignite Howard County event scheduled for April 13, 2015. The inaugural event will take place at Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel, Maryland.

3D Maryland Launches New Programming

2/06/15

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is proud to announce that 3D Maryland is launching a new series of instructional programs designed to train interested users on the technologies involved in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

Epitaxial Technologies Poised for Growth in Howard County

2/03/15

Howard County Economic Development Authority today announced a $250,000 Catalyst Loan for Epitaxial Technologies, LLC. The three year loan will be used to expand the company’s operations and support the development of Epitaxial’s optical sensor technology.

3D Maryland Launches Engineer-in-Residence Program for Innovation + Prototyping Lab

1/26/15

Howard County Economic Development Authority today announced the appointment of Sharon Brackett, CEO/President Tiresias Technologies as Engineer-in-Residence at the 3D Maryland Innovation + Prototyping Lab in Columbia, MD.

Annie’s Project Produces New Farmers

12/15/14

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and the University of Maryland Extension-Howard County are recruiting for the 2015 class of Annie’s Project. The program focuses on the many aspects of farm management and is designed to empower women in overall farm decision making and to build local networks throughout the state.