About GovConnects


The Howard County Chamber’s Business-to-Government Initiative

GovConnects is a public/private sector initiative launched by the Howard County Chamber of Commerce. Special emphasis is given to the defense contracting and intelligence community and related industries. GovConnects works to educate and connect local industry participants with opportunities and represent their interests in the wider community to positively impact the region's economic future.

The Chamber created GovConnects to enable Chamber members to benefit from the significant growth of the cybersecurity industry and other federal contracting activity in Maryland. Business opportunities have been generated by the physical presence of U.S. Cyber Command, NSA, and defense contractors in and around Howard County. GovConnects serves a resource for area businesses, providing educational opportunities, a forum for networking focused specifically on this niche market, targeted events and current information guided by experienced contracting participants.

GovConnects presents a Business Breakfast Series on topics of interest to regional businesses. It is also offering a Fall Education Series of two-hour workshops to provide valuable, practical information in an interactive class environment.