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Howard County Unveils New 3D Maryland Innovation + Prototyping Lab


3D Maryland, an initiative of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, today officially opened the state’s newest prototyping lab dedicated to the advancement of additive manufacturing, 3D printing and rapid technology. The Innovation + Prototyping Lab features industry-level workstations, a variety of industry standard professional software packages, and four 3D printers for prototyping. This new lab provides the facilities for 3D Maryland to offer seminars, workshops, classes, and customized training while also making the lab resources available to both individuals and groups.

Fast-growing TheraPearl reaches deal to put pain relief products on Target's shelves


TheraPearl LLC has reached an agreement with Target Corp. to sell two of its products at more than 1,700 stores across the U.S. Columbia-based TheraPearl creates and distributes hot and cold packs for injuries such as sore backs and the occasional migraine. In addition to Target, its products can be found at Rite Aid, Walgreens, Walmart and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

3D printing lab opens in Howard County (Video)


A new 3D printing lab opened Thursday in Howard County. It's expected not only to drive innovation and manufacturing, but also to bring more business to Maryland. The ribbon is cut and the doors to Howard County's first 3D innovation and prototyping lab are open for business.

3D Maryland unveils Innovation + Prototyping lab in Columbia


Howard County's Economic Development Authority on Thursday unveiled its newest workspace, a prototyping lab devoted to 3D printing and rapid technology. The Innovation + Prototyping Lab, located at the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship's Columbia headquarters on Bendix Road, is an 1800-square-foot space stocked with four 3D printers, computers offering software tutorials and shelves of printed parts.

Howard Tech Council program helps startups beat cyber threats


The Howard Tech Council has launched a new program to help businesses fend off cyber attacks. The program, created in partnership with the Howard County Economic Department Authority, is for members of the HTC and residents and affiliates of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship, said Patrick Wynn, the executive director of the HTC.

Howard County Manufacturing Firm Purchased by Employees


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today praised the new owners of Elkridge Coating Technologies LLC (ECT) for buying a local business and preserving manufacturing jobs that were headed off shore.

Howard County Unemployment Remains Lowest in State


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today announced that Howard County’s unemployment rate for February 2014 was 4.2 percent, the lowest in the state and down slightly from January’s 4.3 percent figure.

Howard County Executive Ulman Tours New Home of Feld Entertainment


Feld Entertainment, Inc., the company that produces Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, Nuclear Cowboyz®, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! in more than 70 countries and on six continents is making a major investment in Howard County. The company has signed a 10 year lease to relocate and consolidate its national distribution facility for consumer products in the Baltimore Washington Industrial Park in Jessup, MD. Sixty employees will move to the new distribution center from existing facilities in Howard County.

Tidy Potty Designed to Make Public Restrooms More User Friendly


For most people public restrooms are the last resort. Tidy Potty is a revolutionary product that takes the fear out going when you absolutely have to go. Tidy Potty is a first of its kind flushable plastic, biodegradable toilet seat cover that can be carried discreetly wherever you go.

Another cyber firm picks Columbia for headquarters


A cyber security company with more than 45 employees across the U.S. has picked Columbia for its headquarters. Jovian Concepts has signed a six-year lease for 3,000 square feet at 6700 Alexander Bell Drive. The office space in Columbia will be the company’s first physical office space. President Richard A. Scheper had been operating the business from his home in Baltimore County.