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For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Brian Sheavly at 410-313-0721 or at bsheavly@hceda.org.

Howard County Concludes 25th Annual Business Appreciation Week


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) concluded its 25th annual Business Appreciation Week after visiting small and large businesses across the county from April 25-29.

Howard County Farmer Market’s Opening for 2016 Season


The Howard County Farmers’ Markets will open for the 2016 season starting the week of May 4 throughout the county. This year, there are eight farmers’ markets available for residents to purchase produce from located in Columbia, Ellicott City, Fulton and Cooksville with a new location at River Hill.

Bulk Head Brewing to Open New Taproom in May 2016


Bulk Head Brewing Company LLC will open a new beach themed taproom in May 2016 after receiving a catalyst loan from the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA). “We are very excited to support Josh Matthews with a loan as an entrepreneur with a vision of creating another specialty craft beer in Howard County,” said Beth A. Woodring, Fund Manager of the HCEDA.

Ignite Howard County Announces Speakers


Ignite Howard County will host their 3rd event on April 11 at the Jailbreak Brewing Company. There will be 10 speakers presenting on a variety of topics in hopes of educating, inspiring or enlightening community members into constructive conversations and collaborations. Each presentation is five minutes with 20 slides allowed for a high energy environment.

Howard County to Host 25th Annual Business Appreciation Week


Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) will host Howard County’s 25th annual Business Appreciation Week with visits to county businesses from April 25-29.

Illness Forecasting Start-Up Receives $150,000 in Funding


The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) announced today the issuing of a $150,000 loan for the start-up Sickweather from their Catalyst Loan Fund through the use of Video Lottery Terminal (VLT) Funds.

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).