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Housing department accepts MIHU applications

The Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is accepting applications for its Moderate Income Housing Unit (MIHU) program during its first open enrollment period of 2019. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 31. The DHCD will host three MIHU workshops to explain the program’s eligibility requirements and the application process. On […]

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PNW Cap for MBE firms increases

The Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise announced that the Personal Net Worth (PNW) cap applied to the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program has increased from $1,713,333 to $1,749,347. As required by Maryland law, the state’s MBE Program adjusts its PNW cap annually, based on the Consumer Price Index. MDOT, as […]

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Walker named AAEDC’s CEO

Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced that former County Councilman Jerry Walker will be the new president and CEO of Anne Arundel County Economic Development Corp. (AAEDC). Walker most recently served two terms on the council, representing District 7; he has been employed by DCA Imaging Systems, a family-owned small business in Lanham, for […]

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Miller favors Preakness at Laurel

At a recent press conference at the Maryland Economic Development Association winter conference, State Senate president Thomas V. Mike Miller (D-Prince George’s) told attendees, “If you’re for business and you’re for demographics, [the Preakness Stakes] should be in Laurel.” Miller’s comments come on the heels of the recent Maryland Stadium Authority report, which outlined one possible […]

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Ball Announces Spending Affordability Advisory Committee

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has established the Spending Affordability Advisory Committee (SAAC) to prepare recommendations regarding revenues and expenditures for County government during the next five years. Created by Executive Order, Ball identified 20 members and seven current leaders of Howard County Government to serve on the committee, which will be led by Budget […]

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Howard Suspends Residential Water Disconnections, Other Fees During Shutdown

Howard County is assisting federal workers and contractors impacted by the current government shutdown by requesting all county departments and agencies to offer aid where possible. In response to County Executive Calvin Ball’s request, the county’s Department of Finance is suspending residential water service disconnections until the federal government shutdown is over. Additionally, the Howard […]