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Calvin Ball says economic outlook in Howard County is strong – Baltimore Sun

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball describes the county’s economic outlook as “strong,” and says it is a critical time for the county, especially coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are facing a pivotal time for Howard County’s future,” Ball said. “This post-pandemic era has left us with an uncertain global economy, but here in Howard County we are embracing a brand new day and setting a strong foundation for the future.

Speaking at the Howard County Chamber’s annual Business Outlook luncheon on Feb. 15 at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Ball announced that the county received a Triple-A bond rating, the highest possible credit rating, and has an unemployment rate of 1.6%.

“Let me unequivocally say that here, in Howard County, the state of business is strong,” he said. “Our future is bigger, bolder and brighter. We are resilient and embracing…

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