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Doing Business Here

Howard County boasts a thriving and vibrant economy, which makes it the first choice for smart businesses looking to start or expand in the Mid-Atlantic. Add in its central location between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. and you have a real win-win.  Howard County also offers more than 70-million square feet of commercial space, providing businesses with the perfect location to do business.

Development Activity

There is always something happening in Howard County in Howard County and development is no exception. With our attractive location and friendly business environment, business is booming.

Location

Howard County is located in the heart of Maryland between Washington, DC and Baltimore. Its proximity provides easy access to both the nation's capital and the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Demographics

Howard County is one of Maryland's fastest-growing regions, increasing its population by 34 percent over the past decade.

Taxes

Howard County and the State of Maryland taxes businesses to help fund outstanding public services. These services make Howard County one of the best places to do business, live and work in the U.S.

Workforce

Howard County provides access to a highly educated and talented workforce ready to support a variety of industry needs. Because Howard County is in a desirable location, it is able to draw highly skilled employees who already reside here.

Business Lists

Howard County is home to thousands of businesses of all sizes -- from corporate headquarters -- to businesses where the dining room table serves as the desk and conference table. Some examples of reports and lists available:

  • Major Employers
  • New and Expanding
  • Industry Lists...and more

Government Contracting

What makes Howard County such an attractive location for business? The answer is simple - proximity to customers, partners and Federal Government decision-makers.

Maps

Links to website where you can find informative maps and data.

Economic Indicators

Review the most currently available economic indicators for Howard County and surrounding areas.