Press Releases and Blog

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

  • 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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  • Freshly Opens New Facility In Howard County

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    SAVAGE – Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Economic Development Authority attended a ribbon cutting for a new facility for Freshly, a health-conscious food delivery service. The new 171,000 square-foot facility is located at Bollman Place in Savage and serve as the company’s East Coast location for food preparation, cooking, assembly, […]
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  • HCEDA Celebrates Business Appreciation Week With 150+ Visits

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) celebrated Howard County’s 2019 Business Appreciation Week from April 22-26. Ball and his team of more than 70 ambassadors visited over 150 businesses during the week. These visits are intended to thank business owners and, most importantly, listen to their perspectives on […]
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  • FLAVORx, the Columbia-based Medicine Hero for your Child

    Friday, March 29, 2019

    On March 28, 2019, the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) joined health tech innovators, FLAVORx, for the reopening of their new facility in Columbia, which now accommodates their company of 50. FLAVORx was founded in 1994 in an act of desperation, when a local pharmacist had an ongoing challenge to get his epileptic granddaughter […]
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  • HCEDA announces partnership with Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center 

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is pleased to announce it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Maryland Department of Commerce to establish a DefTech Center in cooperation with Anne Arundel County to serve the technology community surrounding Fort Meade and the NSA. The mission of the DefTech Center is to facilitate […]
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