Top Economic Development News

We've long said that supporting Frederick County's craft beverage industry is much more than just marketing the next great beverage. It's about growing manufacturing jobs, diversifying our agricultural base and now, it's receiving national attention for driving technology startups. So when recently identified Frederick as the ideal example of this mutually beneficial connection, we cheered! Finding top tech talent in the DC metro area is very competitive - our lively craft beverage scene helps give Frederick tech companies an extra workforce development edge. In a timely way, Frederick was also just named by national media site Thrillist as one of '7 Small Beer Cities that Deserve National Attention.'

We have many companies in the news this month for workplace achievement and sales growth, all of which are helping to drive Frederick County's job growth that's outpacing the state. You can read more of all of these stories below.

And finally this month, the first set of business pitches recorded using Pitch Creator and our new Business Pitch Room have been released. Watch these innovative startups pitch their companies and watch for great things from them in the future!

Helen Propheter, Director
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
2018 Business Appreciation Week
We're looking for companies in Frederick County to recognize during Business Appreciation Week - the largest business retention event in Maryland. This year's event will be held October 15-19, 2018. 
Best Places to Work Winners Announced
Congratulations to the 2018 Best Places to Work in Frederick County: ECI, Immersion Active, A2LA, FoodPro and Legal & General America. 
Why Craft Beer and Tech Startups are a Perfect Pairing 
"Tech start-ups and craft breweries enjoy a mutually be neficial connection - and nowhere is that more apparent than Frederick, MD."
County Job Growth & Business Growth Rates Outpace the State
Frederick County's jobs grew by 7.5% over the past five years and grew by 5.5% in Maryland overall. Businesses also grew by 0.9% compared to 0.5% in Maryland.  Read More 
Business Pitch Services Help Businesses Tell Their Stories
There are three new unique business pitch services available at ROOT.  Read More
From Mayor to Small Business Owner 
Former City of Brunswick Mayor Karin Tome explains the lessons in entrepreneurship she learned in our #FrederickEntrepreneurs series.

Congratulations to GRSi, Orases, and Straightline Direct Marketing for making the Inc 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America for 2018
Flying Dog Brewery, FoodPro and Frederick Regional Healthcare Systems are highlighted for their impacts and contributions to Frederick County's economy.  Frederick's Top 50 Businesses for 2018 is a metrics-driven list using analyzed data including: number of local employees, annual property taxes paid, square footage occupied, location sales volume and year established.  
The Middletown Fire Hall is 10K SF for sale at $749,000. Zoned Town Commercial, this unique opportunity features brick construction, rubber membrane roof, public water/sewer, utilities (oil, electric), 3 phase electric, oil/water separator, 3 restrooms, HVAC (3 rooftop and 1 split unit), boiler (replaced in 2009), 6 overhead doors, commercial hood system in kitchen, two 80 gallon water heaters, and on site parking. 
Business Counselor and Trainer Maria McElhenny offers one-on-one business counseling, group classes and seminars at ROOT.  Learn More 
September 20 @ 5:00pm
Business Appreciation Week
October 15 @ 9:00am
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
118 N. Market Street, Suite 300
Frederick, MD  21701