Outperform the statewide job-growth rate
Since 2017, Howard County has outpaced the statewide job performance. Job retainment and capital investment activity saw a significant increase in FY 2018 as a result of recent major projects. Consistent job creation and retention performance continued through the end of FY 2019, while capital investment returned to a normalized level. County resident employment continues to grow as unemployment rates hover near record lows.
- Conduct a variety of projects and services to attract new businesses.
- Actively outreach to existing businesses to ensure their continued success in the county.
- Promote in-county business expansion opportunities and successes.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics