Local Hoco


Business Participation


Visit Howard County, Howard County Economic Development Authority, and Howard County Chamber, in partnership with Howard County Government, are collaborating on an exciting new campaign to encourage patronage of Howard County-based businesses. 

‘Shop Local’ isn't just a catchphrase—it's a philosophy and a commitment to fostering economic resilience while preserving the character of our community. By choosing to patronize local businesses, we invest in the prosperity of our neighbors and friends and contribute to the vitality and sustainability of our local economy.

Visit Howard County will host the website,  https://www.visithowardcounty.com/shop-local-hoco/, dedicated to educating residents and visitors on the benefits of supporting local businesses. The website will also link to a directory of locally owned and operated businesses in Howard County. 

All local businesses are invited to participate in this important campaign to showcase local goods and services and encourage consumers to shop, dine, eat, drink, play, stay, and give local! 

To participate, please do the following: 

  1. Request a Local HoCo cling to display in your business—email membership@howardcountytourism.com 

  2. Consider displaying the Local HoCo seal on your website (download here

  3. Check your free directory listing at https://bit.ly/BIPOC-BizDirectory

  4. If you are not already a member of Visit Howard County, consider joining for just $50 annually to receive web and print listings, consumer-facing promotional opportunities, and more! Email or call: Membership@howardcountytourism.com / 240-586-2193

  5. If you are not already a member of the Howard County Chamber, consider joining to receive directory listings, networking, business opportunities, and more! Email or call: lkleppin@howardchamber.com / 410-730-4111

That’s it! These simple steps are all that are needed. We will take care of the rest and showcase all the wonderful experiences that await when supporting Howard County's locally owned and operated businesses!