Press Releases

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  • Howard County EDA to Receive Inaugural MEDA Transformative Excellence Award

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) has awarded the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) its inaugural Transformative Excellence Award for their response to the Ellicott City flood. MEDA created the Transformative Excellence Award to recognize the role economic development plays in crisis management and to showcase standout practices exhibited throughout the year. The HCEDA […]
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  • Enveil Takes Second Place at RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Competition

    Friday, April 7, 2017

    Howard County cyber-security startup firm Enveil placed second in this year’s RSA Conference Innovation Sandbox Competition on February 13, 2017. Picked from a group of more than 300 applicants, Enveil impressed the Innovation Sandbox judges with its groundbreaking homomorphic encryption software. For decades, the cyber-security industry has been unable to crack homomorphic encryption, which allows […]
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  • Executive Kittleman announces FY 2018 capital budget initiatives to advance Gateway Innovation District and community services consolidation

    Thursday, March 30, 2017

    County Executive Allan H. Kittleman today announced two important projects to be included in his proposed Fiscal Year 2018 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget, which will be presented to the County Council tomorrow. At a press conference in the Gateway Business Park, Kittleman outlined plans to create the Howard County Innovation Center in the county-owned […]
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  • Historic Ellicott City’s River House Pizza Co. to Open New Location

    Wednesday, March 29, 2017

    River House Pizza Co., a Historic Ellicott City wood-fired pizza company and outdoor courtyard dining restaurant, is set to open a second location in the Forest Green Shopping Center along Route 40 in Ellicott City this spring. River House Pizza’s new Forest Green location more than doubles its current kitchen and refrigeration space, offers plenty […]
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  • Anchor Technologies Inc. relocates to Columbia

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    Cyber security consulting firm Anchor Technologies Inc. is opening its doors at its new headquarters at 6315 Hillside Court in Columbia. Anchor started in Annapolis in 2002 and provides clients with both advisory assessment and technology integration consulting services. A heightened focus on cyber security in recent years has led to a sharp increase in […]
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  • Registration Opens for Annual Howard County Business Appreciation Week

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Registration has officially opened for the 26th annual Business Appreciation Week, the Howard County Economic Development Authority’s yearly initiative designed to connect business owners and entrepreneurs with resources in the county government. Businesses can schedule meetings with a team of ambassadors from the county government from April 24 through April 28. Registration is on a […]
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  • Polymer Safety Barrier Manufacturer A-SAFE Opens Doors in Elkridge

    Monday, February 13, 2017

    Polymer safety barrier manufacturer A-SAFE Inc. officially unveiled its new 30,000 sq. ft. distribution center with Howard County officials in Elkridge on Wednesday, February 8. County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and officials from the Howard County Economic Development Authority joined A-SAFE owners and employees in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the company to their […]
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  • County Executive Kittleman Announces Vision for the Future of Columbia Gateway

    Tuesday, February 7, 2017

    Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman joined economic development officials, property owners, and businesses to announce his vision to turn Columbia Gateway, Howard County’s largest business center, into an innovation district. Located at the intersection of I-95 and Rt. 175, midway between Washington and Baltimore, Columbia Gateway is home to over 400 businesses, employing approximately […]
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  • Laurel Manufacturer Plans Expansion, 50 New Jobs

    Thursday, February 2, 2017

    Iron World, the fastest-growing distributor of decorative steel fences and gates in the country, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Howard County and adding 50 new jobs in the next two years. The company will invest $1 million in the project to streamline its manufacturing process and reduce costs. Improvements include exterior upgrades and extra […]
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  • HMC, Inc. in Columbia Hires Seven Graduates of Sagamore Development’s Manufacturing Bootcamp

    Monday, January 30, 2017

    HMC Co. Inc., a Columbia based design and manufacturing facility, has hired seven of the first eight recent graduates of Sagamore Development’s pilot “Manufacturing Bootcamp” to work at its facility. “I believe in workforce development, and I believe in providing people with the gift of opportunity,” said Kara Dipietro, CEO of HMC Co. Inc. “We […]
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