Top Economic Development News
Fall has officially arrived in Frederick County! Along with cooler temperatures, changing leaves and cozier clothing, September brings with it a new slate of events at OED.
At OED, we're busy preparing for our 19 th annual Business Appreciation Week. This celebration will take place from October 7 th -11 th . During this week, we will visit local companies to thank them for their work in making Frederick County a diverse and exciting place to be. Read more about Business Appreciation Week below.
This week is the 2019 Great Frederick Fair! We've been having a blast visiting the vendors, eating yummy fair food and working with local vendors at the Homegrown Frederick Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Showcase.
We're experiencing a lot of change at the moment. See all the projects we're wrapping up and all the events we're planning for the fall in this month's newsletter.


Helen Propheter, Director
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Business Appreciation Week 2019
During the week of October 7th-11th, groups of ambassadors will be visiting over 100 Frederick County businesses that support our local economy and recognizing them as "Hometown Business Heroes."
2019 Great Frederick Fair is the Place for Agriculture
Looking to check out the best in Frederick County Agriculture? Then you don't want to miss out on the 2019 Great Frederick Fair.

2019 Ag Awards
OED, in conjunction with the Great Frederick Fair and the Ag Education Public Relations Committee, is proud to give four awards to recognize families, individuals and businesses for their outstanding achievements in agriculture each year.
ROOT to Hold First Video Pitch Competition
For the past year, the Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) has been recording and putting together pitch videos through the Business Pitch Services at the ROOT building. After a year of pitches, it's the perfect time to take a look back at some of the great videos that were created.

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Xavier Bruce
As his military retirement date got closer, Dr. Bruce sought out a life coach to help him with this big transition. After struggling to find a coach he could relate to, he decided to fill the niche himself and train to become one.

Main Street Manager Q&A with Becky Axilbund of Middletown
What goes into being a Main Street Manager? Town of Middletown's Becky Axilbund gave OED a look into her position. 

New Business: Tree Trekkers
Just off Route 144, you will find one of Frederick's newest additions: Tree Trekkers. The wooded area spanning 30 acres, tucked away from the highway, proved to be the perfect location. 

Jim & Pete Plamondon, Michael Planz, Jim Racheff and Bill Richman & Kevin Klink  are the Top 50 CEOs highlighted this month. 
The Top 50 CEO list includes criteria based on the CEO's individual responses on the following: Strategic leadership concepts, Significant growth under his or her leadership, Number of employees, Tenure, Company's turnover rate, Company's median salary, Number of nominations the CEO received and CEO's involvement in the community.

2 Flex/R&D Buildings and Warehouse Building - Under Construction

Arcadia Business Park is a 61-acre  business community located off MD Route 85 (Buckeystown Pike). The initial phase of development will include two flex/R&D buildings and one warehouse/distribution building. On completion, the project will consist of more than 585,000 sq. ft. of flex/R&D and warehouse/distribution space. Each building will feature dock and drive-in loading and ample parking. 

Contact Danny Foit - St. John's Properties - 301-682-9015 -

Frederick County Agriculture
1,373 Farms - #1 in State
188,576 Farmland Acres - #1 in State
#1 in Agritourism Farms
#1 in Turkey Farms
#1 in Organic Farms
#1 for Hay
1st Cidery
1st Farm Brewery
1st Meadery
Largest Craft Brewery

Visit Frederick, also known as the Tourism Council of Frederick County, is the official Destination Marketing Organization for Frederick County, Maryland. A public-private partnership, the organization is dedicated to enhancing the economic benefit of tourism for the county's businesses, attractions, local governments, and residents.

September 19 @ 5:00pm
September 20 @ 10:00am
September 20 @ 9:00am
September 25 @ 9:00am
September 27 @10am
October 1 @ 1pm
October 1 @ 6pm
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
118 N. Market Street, Suite 300
Frederick, MD  21701