Carroll County, Maryland Department of Economic Development

Technology Resources

Carroll Technology Council (CTC)

The Carroll Technology Council (CTC) provides leadership, information and resources to educate, attract, and influence technology in Carroll County. The CTC operates several programs including CompuKids, a program that provides computers to qualified children of the Carroll County Public School District; the Technology Advisory committee which functions as a catalyst for sharing information on existing and emerging technologies to business and government; and also produces Technically Correct, a television program aired on Community Media Center Channel 19, that educates and informs the community about current technology topics, products and organizations.

Carroll County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The SBDC is dedicated to helping the aspiring entrepreneur and existing small business owner. SBDC offers management and technical assistance programs, and specialized training, support, and assistance in the hi-tech industries. SBDC also offers a specialized procurement program (Procurement Technical Assistance Program) to help small businesses sell products or services to federal, state and local agencies.

Carroll Community College (CCC)
Carroll Community College (CCC) offers both credit and non-credit Information Technology training for all levels of computer users and computer professionals. CCC’s Miller Small Business Resource Center is a multifaceted resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses seeking information and training necessary to assist in their new or growing business.

Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO)
TEDCO’s mission is to facilitate the creation of businesses and foster growth throughout all regions of the State through the development and transfer of technology. TEDCO’S 15-member Board is comprised of leaders in the State's technology community and contains representatives from the private, university, non-profit, and public sectors.

Tech Council of Maryland
The Technology Council of Maryland represents over 775 diverse technology businesses that have launched Maryland as one of the nation's major technology centers. Formed in 1986, their mission is to develop links among industry, government and higher education institutions, develop the region’s technology workforce, and advocate for a “tech-friendly” business environment.

Maryland Department of Commerce
DBED's mission is to attract new businesses, stimulate private investment, create jobs, encourage the expansion and retention of existing companies and provide businesses in Maryland with workforce training and financial assistance. DBED now focuses intensely on five primary technology sectors: aerospace/defense, biosciences, electronic equipment, software and emerging technologies.

Maryland Business License Information System (BLIS)
A service of DBED, visit BLIS to learn about permits and licenses that your business may need.

Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH)
The Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute (MTECH) features programs dedicated to enabling technology commercialization, strengthening companies, and catalyzing new ventures in Maryland through consultation, education, workforce training, and advanced bio-processing services.

Maryland Technology Extension Service (MTES)
A division of MTECH, the Maryland Technology Extension Service (MTES), offers on-site technical assistance to Maryland companies in the areas of: lean manufacturing, business & management, environmental engineering, development of new technologies, manufacturing process improvement, information technology and ergonomics.

MdBio, Inc.
MdBio, Inc. is a private, non-profit corporation that offers programs to advance the commercial development of bioscience in Maryland. Two programs are available and each has a different purpose. The Equity Investment Program assists in the growth of companies by co-investing with angel funds or venture capital firms in early-stage financing. The Project Accelerator Program, provides financial assistance to companies that are close to launching a product or service into the marketplace.

Maryland Space Business Roundtable
The Maryland Space Business Roundtable (MSBR) encourages the growth and development of aerospace-related business in Maryland. The MSBR focuses on the future of high technology, providing educational forums by leading aerospace experts.

National Institute for Standards & Technology (NIST)
NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life. A division of NIST, MEP is a nationwide network of 400 not-for-profit centers, whose sole purpose is to provide small and medium sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed by linking them to knowledgeable manufacturing and business specialists in the United States.

Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)
A service of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, The OTT serves industry and inventors by matching APL technologies and research with industry needs. The mission of the OTT is to facilitate the transfer of APL developed technologies to business and industry thereby fostering economic development, benefiting the university and advancing public investment.

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