Home Salute to Economic Development & The Cyber Community
The effort to raise $1.8 million for expansion and upgrades at the Howard Conservancy (see The Business Monthly, March 2016) is nearly complete and, with a little luck, the Woodstock-based nonprofit will garner the last $100,000 needed by spring, when the nature center is expected to re-open.
It’s amazing how time flies. I recall my swearing in as Howard County executive like it was yesterday. And now, we’ve completed the first year of my administration. We’ve made tremendous progress and have had many successes.
Economic development is at the core of the Chesapeake Regional Tech Council’s (CRTC) mission “to energize and propel the advancement of technologies with the exchange of ideas, expertise and business and partnership opportunities.”
Maryland may not have much in the actual acreage department, but it surely makes up for its lack of size in its impact. We should start calling Maryland “The Little State That Can.”
With its large population, strong economy and the presence of so many critical statewide and national assets, Anne Arundel County is poised to be a model for the rest of the state — an economically vibrant community with strong schools, safe streets, an efficient county government and clean and picturesque waterways.
As Skyline Technology Services, of Glen Burnie, celebrates its 10th anniversary, the company is also celebrating an expansion of a product line focused on video sharing.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) and Americans for the Arts, arts organizations, and the creative people they employ, stimulate innovation, strengthen our nation’s competitiveness in the global marketplace and play an important role in building and sustaining economic vibrancy.
Downtown Columbia, with an already altered landscape, has even more changes on the horizon as the plan for redevelopment continues to unfold.
Financial institutions and investors from around the country this past year have identified Howard County as a prime location for growth in the cybersecurity market, investing millions of dollars in funding two of the region’s largest cybersecurity firms.
The Arc of Howard County and the Howard County Autism Society recently co-sponsored their annual Legislative Breakfast to update county and state officials on issues of concern to people with developmental disabilities and their families.