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


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


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.

County Executive Ulman Announces that Ellicott City Has Been Named Main Street Maryland Community


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today announced that Ellicott City has been designated a Main Street Maryland Community, making it eligible for financial and planning resources from the State of Maryland. The designation was announced by Maryland Department of House and Community Development Acting Secretary Clarence Snuggs during a ceremony at the Howard County Welcome Center.

Cyber Security Educators Headed to Howard County


Howard County is set to host site the 2014 National Initiative Cyber Education Conference (NICE) on November 5-6, 2014. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is leading the NICE initiative, working with more than 20 federal departments and agencies and with industry and academia to ensure coordination, cooperation, focus, public engagement, technology transfer and sustainability. The aim is to accelerate the Nation’s ability to introduce and inspire the next generation to pursue the key skills needed to drive our cybersecurity and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) future.

Howard County Economic Development Authority Expands Role of Tech Council Executive Director


Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) Chief Executive Officer Lawrence F. Twele announced today that Patrick Wynn, Executive Director for the Howard Tech Council (HTC), has been named Vice President for Technology Strategy and Business Development.

Executive Ulman Leads “Wall Breaking” at Columbia Flier Building; Future Home of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today led other county officials and business leaders in a ceremonial “wall breaking” at the iconic Columbia Flier building. The event marks the start of renovations that will transform the property into the future home of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE).

Executive Ulman and Council Chairman Ball Announce Reimagined Future for Long Reach Village Center


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman and Howard County Council Chairperson Calvin Ball today celebrated the launch of efforts to improve and redevelop the Long Reach Village Center and announced future plans.

Key Data Indicators Request for Proposals


The Authority seeks to establish a long term relationship with an experienced Economic Research Institute or entity to compile and track a set of benchmarks/key data indicators which identify trends in the six categories listed below. The purpose of the compilation of these key indicators (with the source data) and the benchmarking process is to establish longitudinal data to aid in the planning and management of county resources and services.

Executive Ulman Applauds Time Inc. / Money Magazine Ranking for Columbia/Ellicott City


Columbia and Ellicott City have again claimed a Top 10 spot on Time Inc. / Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live,” and Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today said the quality of life that led to the ranking should be a source of pride for the entire community.

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.