Increase total business support activity by 20% by 2025
HCEDA business development staff worked diligently to improve the tracking of service case assistance efforts in the latter portion of FY 2015. Since then, service cases have increased significantly through FY 2019 due to strategic and targeted faciliation and outreach efforts to businesses. Ellicott City flood response and recovery efforts also impacted the amount of specialized services cases between FY 2017 and FY 2019. The total number of business support activities is projected to continue to show growth as the HCEDA staff remains focused on strategic outreach and additional business exposure to specialized assistance services. The baseline year for target completion is FY 2019.
- Provide regular informational outreach to portfolio of County businesses.
- Conduct event and marketing activities to promote awareness of available business support services.
- Continue to expand the catalog of business support services available.
Source: Howard County Economic Development Authority