Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development | February 2018
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County and State officials cut the ribbon on Maryland's Defense Technology Commercialization Center (DefTech). (From left to right: Lisa Swoboda, Director, Maryland Commerce Office of Military & Federal Affairs; MG Cedric T. Wins, Commanding General, U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command; Dr. Alan McCarthy, County Executive, Cecil County; R. Michael Gill, Secretary, Maryland Department of Commerce; Barry Glassman, County Executive, Harford County; MG Randy S. Taylor, Commanding General, U.S. Army Communications-Electronic Command & Senior Commander, Aberdeen Proving Ground; Len Parrish, Director, Harford County Office of Community & Economic Development.

Defense Technology Commercialization Center Opens in Havre de Grace

County and State officials joined U.S. Army officers to celebrate the opening of the Maryland Defense Technology Commercialization Center, known as DefTech, in Havre de Grace. DefTech is part of a regional effort to develop an innovation network around the U.S. Army's Research, Development and Engineering Command. The center will provide resources and workspace to companies and entrepreneurs who wish to commercialize technology developed at Aberdeen Proving Ground. “Harford County is pleased to work with the Maryland Department of Commerce and proud to be the home of this exciting new venture to commercialize technology developed at APG,” County Executive Glassman said. “By connecting these opportunities to businesses outside the gate, DefTech will enhance support for the installation and bring good jobs to Harford County and the region.” READ MORE.

Community and Economic Development

Harford County Announces New Office of Community & Economic Development

County Executive Barry Glassman has issued an executive order consolidating two county departments to create the Harford County Office of Community and Economic Development. The new office is tasked with strengthening opportunities for business development and community stability with a focus on jobs, transportation, and housing. Leonard Parrish is leading the new office. “I’m focused on building relationships with the business community”, said Mr. Parrish.  “I encourage business owners to let me know what you need and how we can help you.” READ MORE

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