Posted inBusiness News

Economic development organizations focus on collaboration, inclusion

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. (AAEDC) joined with economic development organizations from Charles, Frederick, Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties in signing a joint statement on Regional Collaboration among Maryland Capital Region Local Economic Development Organizations to outline their collective commitment to growing a stronger Maryland Capital Region. The genesis […]

Posted inCommunity News, Environment, Government, Howard County

Ball updates Ellicott City progress

County Executive Calvin Ball provided updates on the progress of Ellicott City Safe & Sound. He highlighted the $20.2 million in his proposed capital budget for fiscal 2021, announced the final acquisition of the 10 properties on lower Main Street, provided updates on the federal section 106 process, and lower Main Street stabilization and preservation […]

Posted inFinance

Howard gets AAA credit ratings

Howard County, for the 23rd consecutive year, the county received the highest possible credit rating, AAA, from all three bond rating agencies: Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services and Standard & Poor’s. Among more than 3,100 counties in the nation, Howard is one of 46 counties to receive a AAA rating from all three agencies. The […]

Posted inCoronavirus

Virus strains economy

Inside of a week, Maryland’s robust business economy was rocked by government-mandated restrictions on events and public gatherings to slow the spread of Coronavirus. According to business experts and economists, the repercussions will be unprecedented. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined other elected officials around the world in closing schools and certain businesses and ordering significant […]

Posted inReal Estate

Normandy center gets makeover

The oldest shopping center in Howard County will soon be among the most modern. First opened in 1961 by the Moxley family, Normandy Shopping Center in Ellicott City is in the midst of an extensive makeover that began in December 2018. Normandy’s decline began with the loss of its anchor grocery store in 2008. More […]

Posted inBusiness News

HCEDA offers survey for support, resources during Coronovirus outbreak

The Howard County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) is committed to keeping the business community informed on support and resources available to companies affected by the Coronavirus.   Please fill out this brief COVID-19 business impact survey to help HCEDA provide information and assistance in the most effective manner possible: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiKTuFQdIctEDvwYTKc1b04pBeagzBVnruR9CtZ0FYUVJ3kQ/viewform