Who We Are

"The HCEDA is the organization and the people we leaned on to be our mentors... Tersiguel's would have never reopened in three months time without the EDA and its staff."

Angie Tersiguel, Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant

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Our commitment is to work tirelessly on behalf of businesses and the citizens of Howard County to show why Howard County is the best place to live, work and do business.

Who We Are

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is a public-private partnership whose primary goal is to promote economic growth and stability by supporting existing businesses, targeting new businesses and attracting corporate and regional headquarters. Its role, central to its mission, is to be a catalyst for economic growth and sustainability in Howard County. Quality economic development is critical to the County’s future to ensure an adequate tax base that will maintain and sustain the high quality of life that its residents have come to expect and deserve.

Mission

The mission of the Howard County Economic Development Authority is to promote economic growth and stability in Howard County by supporting existing businesses, attracting targeted new businesses and attracting corporate and/or regional headquarters; to serve as the liaison between public and private economic development and planning organizations; and to recommend policies to County government that support the achievement of planned economic goals.

Vision

Howard County, Maryland, will be widely recognized as the best place in the United States to live, work and operate a business.

Strategic Plan

Please click on the links below to view our current strategic plan. Plans are updated once every 5 years:

2017-2022 Strategic Plan 

Annual Reports

Please click on the links below to view any of our past annual reports:

2018 Annual Report
2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
2011 Annual Report

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