Howard County is committed in creating a competitive and balanced economic environment within the county by ensuring community growth through the Local Business Initiative Program. The goal of this program is to promote the growth and success of local businesses and increase the percentage of county procurement dollars flowing to local businesses.
Thank you for your interest in Howard County’s Local Business Initiative Certification. Certification is available to all businesses that meet the eligibility guidelines. There is no application fee for this service.
ELIGIBILITY CHECK FOR HOWARD COUNTY LOCAL BUSINESS INITIATIVE CERTIFICATION