Why Howard County
Close to everything, close to perfect – that’s Howard County. Located directly between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., it’s the ideal place to start, grow or relocate your business.
It all adds up—a thriving, vibrant economy and welcoming business environment, with proximity to 50 federal agencies, universities, Fortune 500 companies, technology, defense and health care companies. No wonder our county is one of the top choices for businesses in the Mid-Atlantic.
Need one more reason to bring your business to Howard County? Here are four:
- Ninth Most Digital County: Howard County was Recently ranked the ninth most digital county in the nation by the Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties
- Best Places to Live in America: Ellicott City/Columbia together ranked among Money Magazine's list of "Best Places to Live in America"
- Healthiest County in Maryland: Ranked the healthiest county in Maryland by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute
- Best Workplaces for Commuters: Recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Commuters by the National Center for Transit Research for its commuter and environmental friendly policies.
Download a helpful factsheet: Howard County Brief Economic Facts.