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.

  • 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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  • NextLOGiK Graduates the Howard County Economic Development Authority’s Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship

    Wednesday, March 7, 2018

    Columbia, MD [3/7/18] – NextLOGiK, a Columbia based software development firm, is graduating from the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) into a larger building in the county to accommodate their growth. NextLOGiK began as the IT department of a clinical laboratory accreditation organization in 2013, and moved to the MCE shortly thereafter. An anchor tenant […]
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  • MCE Resident 5:00 Films & Media Graduates into New Studio

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Columbia, MD (2/5/2018) – A Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) Resident, 5:00 Films & Media, is expanding out of the incubator into a space that will house a larger operating capacity. The film and branding company has been operating within the MCE since 2016. Esteban Escobar is the founder of 5:00 Films & Media, and […]
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  • A Message About the Conclusion of Operations at Millworks

    Monday, January 22, 2018

    It has been 17 months since the one-in-a-thousand-year flood struck the historic district, leveling everything in its path. Since that Saturday in July, countless hours of work and the investment of time and money have gone into successfully reopening 96% of the businesses impacted that day. It is a recovery that the experts said could […]
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  • HCEDA Releases Economic Assessment Regarding Howard County (APFO) Legislation

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    In preparation for the January 16th Public Hearing on the proposed Howard County Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) legislation, also known as CB01-2018, the Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is releasing an independent high-level assessment of the possible impact of CB01-2018. One of roles the HCEDA plays in the community is to provide research […]
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  • A Message from Lawrence F. Twele, CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    Even though 2018 has only just begun, we at the Howard County Economic Development Authority are already hard at work and excited about what the upcoming year will bring. This excitement stems from the continued growth and prosperity of the economy from the previous year and from the big initiatives and projects coming during the […]
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  • Rt. 1 Continues to See Increased Investment

    Wednesday, January 3, 2018

    For more than a decade the calls for redevelopment have echoed throughout the Rt. 1 corridor. Plans have emerged, ideas have been tried, and slow methodical progress has been made. What has remained consistent through all this process is that Rt. 1 continues to be a tough nut to crack. Like other projects in the […]
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  • VitusVet relocates to Howard County Innovation Center at Gateway, expands veterinary platform

    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    VitusVet, is relocating from the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship (MCE) into the future location of the Howard County Innovation Center, inside the Columbia Gateway Innovation District. The company has resided in the MCE since May 2015 and expanded into a new space following a period of rapid growth. “Our county is home to many out-of-the-box […]
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