The Ellicott City Partnership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to preserve the heritage and vitality of historic Ellicott City, Maryland while creating and enhancing economic growth.
Our organization was founded in 2013 through the merger of the Ellicott City Restoration Foundation and the Ellicott City Business Association.
Working with business and community leaders, the ECP was instrumental in Old Ellicott City’s acceptance as a Maryland Main Street Community in 2014.
In the wake of the July 2016 flash flood, the ECP raised a total of $1.8 million dollars and administered five separate relief programs to 190 residents in 107 households, 90 businesses, and 81 property owners. Our organization shouldered $60K in administrative costs to support our community.
The ECP continues to support Old Ellicott City businesses, residents and property owners through education opportunities, providing resources and marketing plus partnerships with Howard County Government agencies.
The Maryland Small Business Development Center continues to help aid our businesses.
As a non-profit and a Maryland Main Street, we rely on donations from individuals and companies to fund our programs such as these. Please consider investing in the future of Old Ellicott City.
Our community takes safety seriously. Recently Governor Hogan signed an executive order requiring masks in public places where social distancing cannot occur. Masks are required in all our store fronts. Please respect the safety of our businesses and staff. If you don't care to wear a mask, we suggest you frequent our businesses’ many online shopping opportunities. Thank you for your continued support of our beloved OEC.