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Locate Your Business

There are several options for locating your business in Howard County.

The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship offers low-cost, flexible space to qualified companies through its iCat program.

HCEDA also maintains a current inventory of available office, industrial and retail space. Contact one of our business development representatives for assistance.


Depending on the type of activity you are considering, you may need to confirm the location is zoned appropriately. This includes home-based businesses. Information about zoning can be found on the Howard County Planning and Zoning website.


Step By Step

Let's get your business started! This step-by-step guide will show you how.

Licensing & Permits

Certain businesses and specific activities may require a license and/or permit. Find out if your business needs a special permit to operate.