The Carroll Technology Council was conceived in 2001 by the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce to assist businesses and the community with their technology needs.
As the Tech Council matured, the need for businesses to congregate and share with like-minded peers and inspired individuals became apparent. The Carroll Technology Council became an independent non-profit organization in January 2004. In 2020, the Tech Council rebranded as the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council to better suit the needs of its members and the direction of the organization.
Since its inception, the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council has developed various programs benefiting communities in the County. Our focus has been on building relationships between member organizations, facilitating the development of business and technical expertise and connecting people with opportunities to progress towards their goals.
As an extension of our commitment to connect our community, we work diligently to expand access to technology – a vital means of expanding information and bringing people together. Through our TechKids and TechWorks programs, the CTIC has donated computers to area youth, adults, and nonprofits. To date, we have donated over 3,000 new and refurbished computers to the community!
Today, through our many educational and philanthropic programs, we work to expand access to technology; equip Carroll County with the digital skills they need to succeed; disseminate relevant knowledge and resources; and build a sustainable technology community.
The Council is a trusted voice in our community, capable of handling information requests and disseminating helpful answers. We work closely with local media and publish our own communications to reach the community with pertinent technology updates.
Throughout the year, the CTIC hosts a variety of engaging events for its members and the general community: learn more.
The Mission of the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council is assisting in the advancement of technology and business innovation in Carroll County, MD, simply by “Moving Carroll Forward!”
Our Vision is that the Carroll Technology & Innovation Council (CTIC) is “Empowering our community to reach its full potential”.