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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.

LT. Governor Brown, Howard County Executive Ulman Announce Support for Coastal Companies’ New Headquarters


Today Lt. Governor Anthony Brown joined Howard County Executive Ken Ulman to announce state and county support for a new corporate headquarters in Laurel for The Coastal Companies, a leading Mid Atlantic produce and dairy supplier. Officials also held a ceremonial groundbreaking for the new 240,000 square-foot headquarters, which is expected to be complete by early 2016. The new facilities will house the operations of various operating divisions of The Coastal Companies including Coastal Sunbelt Produce, East Coast Fresh, Cold Chain Logistics and Cold Chain Imports as well as The Coastal Companies Foundation. The company plans to create 400 new jobs by 2018.

The Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy to hold information sessions for its certification program


The Howard County Watershed Stewards Academy (HoCoWSA) is holding a series of information sessions to highlight its Master Watershed Steward certification program. The academy is looking for innovative problem-solvers who are interested in serving their community by preserving and improving water quality at the local level.

3D Maryland Launches Workshops and Seminars at Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) today announced that 3D Maryland is launching its first series of instructional classes and hands-on workshops designed to train professionals and non-professionals on the technologies involved in 3D printing and additive manufacturing.

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.