Business News
KBR, a global consulting, technology and engineering solutions firm, is planning to expand its operations in Howard County through the consolidation and relocation of 320 full-time jobs and an additional 48 new jobs during the next five years. Find out more
Pepco Government Services has signed a lease for 6,000 square feet at Waugh Chapel Business Park, a 226,000 square feet of flex/R&D space in a mixed-use business community. Learn more
Vision Technologies, a Glen Burnie-based network integrator with national and global reach, announces an innovative way to consume integrated technology solutions as a service. Read the details
The Central Maryland Chamber of Commerce (CMC) has launched an Open for Business campaign to encourage individuals to shop local this holiday season. Find out more
The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering has launched a new online graduate program in artificial intelligence for working professionals, with some 70 students now enrolled. Read about it
The Howard County Welcome Center, located at 8267 Main Street in Ellicott City, is open with limited hours from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday with health and safety provisions in place. See the details
BGE announced that it is pledging $15 million to assist small businesses with COVID-19 relief and recovery. Learn more
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Government News
The Howard County Health Department has introduced a new mobile RV to expand its Harm Reduction and Syringe Services programming. More info
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball pre-filed legislation to improve the Forest Conservation Manual, which would implement the outdated Forest Conservation Act and be the strongest update in Maryland. Read about it
Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced $500,000 in CARES Act funding will go to support Howard County residents in need of energy assistance through the Community Action Council of Howard County. See the details
Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman announced changes to Executive Order #39 to permit outdoor dining provided that no more than 50 percent of tent sides are down and all COVID-19 social distancing and safety protocols are followed. Find out more
Amal Awad has taken the oath of office to become chief of police for Anne Arundel County, previously serving as the City of Hyattsville Police Chief. Details
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December 22, 2020