Press Releases

For more information about HCEDA news or press releases, contact Zachary Jones at 410-313-0843 or at zjones@hceda.org.

  • HCEDA Begins Phase Two of Construction on the Howard County Innovation Center

    Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    COLUMBIA (August 20, 2019) – The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) began Phase Two of construction on the Howard County Innovation Center, impacting the first and fifth floors of the building. Phase Two involves the construction of a new assembly space and lobby on the first floor, as well as the creation of two […]
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  • MCE Affiliate Bioenergy DevCo Acquires BTS Biogas to Expand Anaerobic Digestion Play in North America

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

    Bioenergy Development Company (Bioenergy DevCo), a Howard County, Maryland company, received its first institutional investment of $106 million from Newlight Partners LP to expand its operation of anaerobic digestion facilities throughout Maryland and North America. Bioenergy DevCo has since then acquired Italian-based leader in biogas production, BTS Biogas, as a wholly-owned affiliate with more than […]
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  • HCEDA Signs MOU With South Korean Agency to Create International Soft Landing Space in the Howard County Innovation Center

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) representatives gathered today with individuals from Born2Global, a major South Korean government agency under the Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technology (MSIT), and Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to establish an international soft-landing space for South Korean tech companies at the Howard […]
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  • HCEDA Congratulates MCE Graduate, VitusVet on Attracting Strategic Investment from Nationwide

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019

    HCEDA’s Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) graduate company, VitusVet, has recently attracted strategic investment from its ongoing relationship with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. VitusVet, a software development company, grew as a resident of the MCE, utilizing the resource network and mentorship offerings. The new strategic investment indicates both a strengthened partnership between Nationwide and VitusVet […]
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  • Howard County Economic Development Authority Board Elects New Chair and Vice Chair

    Thursday, July 25, 2019

      The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) Board of Directors unanimously voted to elect Steven Snelgrove, President of Johns Hopkins Medicine – Howard County General Hospital, as the new Board Chair and Cyndi Gula, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Gula Tech Adventures, as the new Board Vice Chair.  “We are excited that the HCEDA […]
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  • Howard Tech Council to Host 7th Annual End of Summer Bash at Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Monday, July 22, 2019

    The Howard Tech Council (HTC) will host the 7th annual End of Summer Bash on August 27th from 5:00 – 8:00 pm backstage at Merriweather Post Pavilion. This premier networking event will feature an evening of networking, live music and merriment, with a crowd greater than 300 expected. “The End of Summer Bash is an […]
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  • HCEDA Announces the Completion of Phase One Construction on the Howard County Innovation Center; MCE Relocates to Facility

    Tuesday, July 9, 2019

    The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) announced the completion of the first phase of the Howard County Innovation Center Project with the conclusion of 3rd floor renovations and the relocation of the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) to the facility. As part of the Innovation Center project, the third floor of 6751 Columbia Gateway […]
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  • Howard County Innovation Center to Host Startup Grind’s 3rd Annual Startup Showcase

    Monday, July 8, 2019

    On July 31, Startup Grind Columbia will hold their 3rd Annual Startup Showcase at the all new Howard County Innovation Center. This event will draw 200+ regional business people together to network and watch Mid-Maryland startups pitch their businesses for prizes. “We are looking forward to hosting Startup Grind’s Annual Showcase at the Innovation Center,” […]
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  • HCEDA To Host Industry Leading Entrepreneurship Training at Howard County Innovation Center

    Monday, July 1, 2019

    The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is bringing the popular Kauffman FastTrac® Course to the Howard County Innovation Center for the first time, at a special introductory rate. In this 10-week guided program, aspiring and early stage entrepreneurs will develop and refine a business concept, taking it through each step of the business planning […]
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  • DataTech911, Serving First Responders Across the Nation

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    Howard County Economic Development (HCEDA) incubator client, DataTech911, expands their support of first responders across the nation with their cutting-edge technology, FirstResponse911. Recently, DataTech911 added the following Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to their portfolio: Dakota Communications Center (Minnesota), City of Smyrna (Georgia), Chilton County (Alabama), and Blount County (Alabama). In addition to the PSAPs, […]
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