Location, quality of life and a pro-business environment are three of the reasons about 10,000 companies call Howard County home, creating upwards of 170,000 jobs. The county has more than 70 million square feet of commercial space, according to the Howard County Economic Development Authority.
Howard County is among the wealthiest jurisdictions in the nation, with a median household income of $117,730.
Many county residents commute to the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro areas. .
Industries in the county include professional business and scientific services, technology, advanced manufacturing and health care services, according to the economic development authority.
The Port of Baltimore is about 20 minutes from the county seat, and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport is even closer.
Howard County Economic Development Authority: 410-313-6500, hceda.org