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Executive Ulman Helps Break Ground on Major New Project for Downtown Columbia


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman helped break ground today for Little Patuxent Square, a major commercial and residential project that is a key part of the next wave of growth in Downtown Columbia. Being developed by LPP Investors and constructed by Costello Construction of MD, Inc., Little Patuxent Square is the first major commercial building to be constructed in Downtown Columbia in more than a decade. Most of the Class A office space has already been leased, and the project will be built to high efficiency standards.

Senator Mikulski Reviews Howard County Innovation Jobs Efforts During Visit Led by Councilwoman Watson


Senator Barbara A. Mikulski Monday reviewed Howard County’s newest innovation jobs development efforts during a visit to the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship with Howard County Council Vice-Chairperson Courtney Watson.

County Executive Ulman Announces that Ellicott City Poised to be Named Main Street Maryland Community


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today announced his support for Ellicott City Main Street to be named a Main Street Maryland community, a state and local partnership that comes with access to a menu of community development resources. The designation will create a framework for improved marketing and financial opportunities for the historic district that will ensure its future vitality.

New Advisory Board Chair Named at Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is proud to announce that Judy L. Harris, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Connections, LLC, has been named Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE).

Oracle Acquisition of MICROS Systems Will Continue Investment in Howard County, County Executive Ulman says


County Executive Ken Ulman said today that Oracle’s announced acquisition of Howard County-based MICROS Systems is expected to lead to job growth and a continued major presence in the County.

Howard County Economic Development Authority Named Loan Fund Manager


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today announced that the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has been approved to provide loans through Maryland’s Small, Minority and Women Owned Business Loan Fund.

Historic Ellicott City Takes Major Step Toward Main Street Maryland Designation


Ellicott City is one big step closer to achieving the Main Street Maryland (MSM) designation thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed by the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and the Ellicott City Historic District Partnership (ECHDP).

Vasoptic Medical, HCC, and UMD to lead Mobile Health Workforce Training Initiative


Howard County-based Vasoptic Medical Inc., Howard Community College (HCC), and the University of Maryland ‘s Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), will lead a strategic industry partnership to train employees for the fast growing mobile health sector in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. Mobile Health or mHealth involves the use of mobile devices such as smart phones, patient monitoring devices, and tablets to deliver health services ranging from education and awareness to diagnostic treatment and support.

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Breaks Ground on First County Transit Oriented Development Project


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman was joined by state officials today as he broke ground on a 704-space parking garage that is the first component of a $180 million mixed-used transit oriented development (TOD) project at the MARC Savage station.

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Announces Work to Begin on Major Ellicott City Historic District Improvement


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced today that work is set to start on a major project to improve parking, pedestrian connections and environmental sustainability in the Ellicott City Historic District.