Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is scheduled to deliver his State of the County address to the local business community at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City on Thursday.
This will be Ulman's 7th time delivering the address that looks ahead at the priorities in the county.
This year's address will focus on Howard County's emergence from the economic downturn in a position for growth and how the county has become a "model for Maryland," according to David Nitkin, director of communications for Howard County.
In his 2012 address, Ulman discussed making Howard County a model for 21st century economic innovation. He spoke about founding the Maryland Center for Entrepreneurship and working on the Inter-County Broadband Network, according to an Explore Howard report.
Ulman also addressed state cuts in contributions to counties, saying, "If lawmakers in Annapolis fail to fight against this shift, the progress we have made here will be in serious jeopardy," according to the report.
Ulman's 2013 speech is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center, 2700 Turf Valley Road, Ellicott City. The price of the lunch event is $55 for Howard County Chamber of Commerce members in advance, $60 for members at the door, or $70 for "future" members, according to the Chamber's website.