Posted inHoward County

HCEDA, APL leverage smart city innovation in Gateway

The Howard County Economic Development Authority is collaborating with the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, in Laurel, to plan and implement a smart and connected community concept within Howard County’s Gateway District. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed in April includes provisions for autonomous systems, clean and sustainable energy, population health and cybersecurity concepts that […]

Posted inBWI Business District

BWI Business Partnership celebrates past year, looks to future 

The BWI Business Partnership recently held its Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony at The Westin BWI. At the event, the Partnership welcomed new Board Members Charles Washington, BGE; and Wes Mitchell, WSP USA. Returning board director for another three-year term is Sen. Pam Beidle. Also returning are officers Karen Cook, AACC, chair; Sam Minnitte, PrimeAE, immediate […]

Posted inHealth

Howard Local Health Improvement Coalition to address food insecurity

The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition has received a $20,000 award from the Maryland Department of Health’s Center for Chronic Disease Prevention & Control to establish a committee to address food insecurity in Howard County. The organization will work to implement food security initiatives among priority populations. Nearly one in six county residents reported […]

Posted inEnvironment

MEA awards $1.5M via low-income solar grant program

The Maryland Energy Administration announces $1.5 million in awards to build new solar technology on low-income Marylanders’ primary residences. Funding for this project is made possible through MEA’s Low Income Solar Grant Program, which is funded by the Strategic Energy Investment Fund. MEA will provide grant funding for the design and installation of solar energy systems for a limited […]

Posted inBusiness News

TEDCO Talks launches second year 

Columbia-based TEDCO has released new episodes of its virtual video podcast series hosted by CEO Troy LeMaile-Stovall, TEDCO Talks. The series features LeMaile-Stovall interviewing various thought leaders with connections to Maryland’s innovation ecosystem.  Launched in the fall of 2020, these conversations have continued to provide a platform for Maryland’s entrepreneurs to learn more about the various resources and […]

Posted inAnne Arundel County

Pittman sends fiscal ’23 supplemental budget to Arundel council

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman sent the fiscal 2023 supplemental budget to the County Council. The supplemental includes $2 million in one-time funding for pay equity at Anne Arundel Community College, and more than $2.2 million in American Rescue Plan funding for hiring and retention bonuses for school bus drivers and crossing guards. “Providing […]

Posted inEducation

Stemtree opening educational facility in Columbia

Stemtree of Columbia Education Center will celebrate its official grand opening on Saturday, June 25, at 8630 Guilford Road, Store B70, Columbia, at 10 am. Stemtree offers students in grades K-12 one-on-one instruction in science, technology, engineering and math, and offers what it calls “a different approach from traditional STEM centers.” Stemtree bills itself as […]

Posted inDiversity

Crosby, AACC launch $100K scholarship program 

To create greater opportunities for underrepresented students from diverse backgrounds to pursue degrees and future careers in the advertising and public relations field, Crosby Marketing Communications, of Annapolis, has created a new, $100,000 scholarship program for students of Anne Arundel Community College. Each year, the Crosby Marketing Scholars Program will offer four students a two-year scholarship providing […]