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.

  • MCE Awarded Grant for Accelerator Program Series

    Monday, September 24, 2018

    The Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE), in partnership with the Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has been awarded a TEDCO Incubator Grant Award of $10,000 for FY’19 to facilitate two accelerator programs for the second year in a row. This iteration is designed to help government contracting companies attract more clients and boost revenue. […]
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  • Howard County-Based Cybersecurity Startup, Bricata, Inks Deal with the Largest Customer-Owned Health Insurer in the U.S.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    Howard County Economic Development Authority and the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship are Helping Startups like Bricata Build Relationships and Accelerate Growth. Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident company Bricata, Inc. has won a sizable contract with the Chicago-based Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC). Bricata develops innovative cybersecurity solutions that have increasingly gained market traction with […]
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  • A Message from HCEDA CEO Larry Twele

    Thursday, August 9, 2018

    This letter originally appeared in the August 2018 Edition of the Business Monthly.  There was a time when the dog days of summer meant that activity quieted to a more subdued pace. It seems however, that those days are long gone. From an economic perspective, business continues to be brisk regardless of the season. We continue to […]
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  • HCEDA Releases 2018 Harvest Magazine

    Monday, August 6, 2018

    The HCEDA is pleased to release the 2018 version of the Harvest Howard County Agritourism Magazine. You can pick up the magazine at farms and retail establishments across Howard County, or you can view the online version here: http://HarvestHoward2018.CustomMediaOptions.com/view/custom-media-options/harvest-howard-county
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  • Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship Resident Company’s Assets Acquired by Zwift, Inc.

    Wednesday, July 25, 2018

    Virtual online cycling and running platform, Zwift, acquired the assets of wearables manufacturer and Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) resident company, Milestone Sports and has hired Milestone’s staff as a part of the transition. Zwift is a multiplayer virtual cycling and running game that enables users to interact, train, and compete in an online setting. […]
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  • Dr. Tim Collins Elected as Chairman of the HCEDA Board of Directors

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Dr. Tim Collins, Chief Government Relations Officer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), has been elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA). The HCEDA Board of Directors are representatives from the private sector who have fiduciary oversight and provide for the strategic […]
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  • HCEDA Signs MOU with Fraunhofer USA to Bring Center for Experimental Software Engineering to Howard County Innovation Center

    Monday, July 9, 2018

    Representatives from the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and Fraunhofer USA (FhUSA), on behalf of its Center for Experimental Software Engineering (CESE), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU); providing the framework and commitment to bring innovative and excellent services to the Howard County Innovation Center. Through this MOU, HCEDA and Fraunhofer USA’s research center […]
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  • BTS Bioenergy Breaks Ground on First US Anaerobic Digester

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

    BTS, a global leader in anaerobic digestion, broke ground on its first US plant to be located on a five acre lot at the Maryland Food Center Authority in Howard County, MD. In a ground breaking that featured Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman as well as remarks by Roy McGrath CEO and Director of Maryland […]
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  • HCEDA Seeks Companies for the 27th Annual Howard County Business Appreciation Week; County Executive Announces Business Roundtable

    Friday, March 23, 2018

    The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) has opened registration for its 27th Annual Business Appreciation Week, held from Monday, April 23, to Friday, April 27 to celebrate businesses in the County and solicit feedback regarding the operation of business here. Each year teams of ambassadors led by HCEDA staff members head into the community […]
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  • VitusVet Partners with IAVMA and The Pet Vet, Following Relocation to Columbia Gateway Innovation District

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    Columbia, MD [3.19.2018] – Howard County based VitusVet has secured two new partnerships with The Pet Vet clinics and California-based Indo American Veterinary Medical Association (IAVMA). VitusVet is a national pay-for-performance digital solution for veterinary practices and the leading electronic medical records platform for pets and pet owners. VitusVet was a longstanding tenant of the […]
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