History

The Carroll Technology Council (CTC) was established in 2001 as a subcommittee of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce and grew into an independent nonprofit in January 2004. For the last eighteen years the CTC has worked to fulfill its mission of providing technology leadership, information, and resources to develop members’ businesses, build strong community partnerships, and advance technology in Carroll County, MD.

 Since its inception, the Carroll Technology Council has developed many new programs that benefit the County as a whole, specifically the county’s small businesses. The Tech Council is a member organization comprised of local technology-related businesses working closely with the community and county. Members are supported through educational meetings, networking events and promotional activities. CTC leaders serve on taskforces and legislative committees with the goal of moving Carroll County forward as a tech-savvy community.  Our focus has been on building relationships between member organizations, facilitating the development of technology expertise and potential business opportunities for them.

By partnering with local schools, colleges, and government, the Tech Council helps to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem that trains, hires and retains our local tech talent.    

Additionally, the Carroll Technology Council bridges the digital divide through the TechKids/TechWorks programs by donating computers to needy students, job seekers, and nonprofits in the county – over 2,900 donated computers to date! The Tech Council  also fosters an interest in technology in our local youth through sponsorships of area robotics clubs and STEM camps.

The Tech Council is an integral community partner in providing leadership and resources to spur Carroll’s technological growth.

Mission

To provide technology leadership, information, and resources to develop members’ businesses, build strong community partnerships, and advance technology in Carroll County, MD.

Vision

Carroll Technology Council (CTC) leads the way for Carroll County to be recognized as a technically advanced community with innovative businesses and a tech-savvy citizenry.  The CTC energizes and engages business and community leaders to leverage the latest technology to positively impact Carroll County.