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Howard County Announces Economic Development Week October 19-23

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball was joined by the Howard County Economic Development Authority to announce Economic Development Week to highlight business resources, assist our thriving business community, and showcase how economic development transforms lives. This week marks the 10th annual Economic Development Week, sponsored by the Maryland Economic Development Association.
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Howard County Highlights Job Recovery and Growth

Howard County Highlights Job Recovery and Growth

Howard County now has an unemployment rate of 5.4% for August - down from 8.1% in April of this year, and 1.6% lower than the Maryland unemployment rate of 6.9%. Howard County’s rate is one of the lowest of the 24 Maryland counties. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic in February, Howard County reported a 2.7% unemployment rate. 
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County Executive Calvin Ball to Announce Business Relief Grants Recipients

County Executive Calvin Ball to Announce Business Relief Grants Recipients

County Executive Calvin Ball will announce the recipients of the first round of HoCo RISE Business Relief Grants on Wednesday, July 15th at 11 a.m. at Savage Mill. Howard County allocated $5.7 million towards the grant program to provide financial assistance to businesses in targeted sectors that have been most impacted by COVID-19 and plan to re-open.
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Howard County Extends Business Relief Grant Application Deadline and Expands Eligibility

Howard County Extends Business Relief Grant Application Deadline and Expands Eligibility

Howard County has extended the HoCo RISE Business Grants deadline to Tuesday, June 30, 2020 for all three grant programs. The Storefront Retail grant now has an expanded list of eligible businesses to include other types of storefront service providers that were forced to close or operate at limited capacity. This includes, but is not limited to, fitness facilities, fine art studios, dry cleaners, and other service providers. Applications will remain open until Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at 11:59 p...
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