“The growth pressures are here and we will grow and you need to grow.”
That is how Dick Story started off our conversation yesterday afternoon on the latest episode of our podcast “and then there’s that…”. Dick is the President and CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority. He went to say that though the housing market had slowed down considerably over the past two years it is about to experience a growth spurt “starting as early as late this spring, as those DISA and BRAC families are positioning themselves in the marketplace to be in school this September, they’ll move in this summer. Those people are kicking tires right now.”
Dick shared other insights on the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, a success story of the county’s Neotech Incubator, and the potential impact of the arrival of the Cyber Command headquarters at Fort Meade.
We also had a little fun with the census forms that began popping up in local mailboxes this week.
In past shows at the Lakeside Café we’ve actually had a few folks drop by to listen to the show live. The only problem was that, up until yesterday, the audience couldn’t actually hear what’s going on. We’ve now fixed that with a remote speaker that will allow anyone in the café to listen in.
Our next show will be on April 2nd and our guest will be Stacy Hunt, the President and CEO of Leadership Howard County.