Top Economic Development News
Summer is here - with the birds singing, the smell of flowers and honeysuckle drifting in the air and the warmth of the shining sun, it's the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. In this issue of our newsletter, we'll give you some tips about outdoor dining options here in the county.
Check out the new issue of Homegrown Frederick, released with the June edition of Frederick Magazine. Summer is also a great time for fresh produce at farmers markets, to visit the farm for pick-your-own fruits and veggies. You can find information on all this and more in Homegrown, see below to find out where you can get your copy.
June has been a busy month for OED's business development team. Learn more about our trip to the 2019 BIO International Convention and the SelectUSA conference. Also, because National Donut Day was June 7, we are celebrating the announcement of the state-of-the-art Dunkin' kitchen coming to our area.
I hope you find time this summer to relax and enjoy the season - with events and family activities happening throughout the summer, be sure to check out Visit Frederick's calendar of events, and make the most of summer in Frederick County.

Keep cool and hydrated this summer!

Helen Propheter, Director
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Dunkin' to Locate State-of-the-Art Centralized Kitchen in Frederick County
OED is excited to announce that Dunkin' (previously Dunkin' Donuts) will locate a 42,000 square foot state-of-the-art production facility on Wedgewood Boulevard in Frederick County.

Frederick County on the International Stage in June
Frederick County Office of Economic Development and City of Frederick Department of Economic Development were part of the Maryland Commerce and Maryland Life Sciences delegation at the 2019 BIO International Convention.
New issue of Homegrown
Featuring the best of what nature has to offer in Frederick County, Maryland. Look for it with your June copy of Frederick Magazine, or stop by ROOT Frederick to pick one up.

Dining Al Fresco in Frederick County
With the start of summer quickly approaching, it's all about getting outside and enjoying the weather. Frederick County certainly has no shortage of outdoor dining options.  

Co-Creating Healthcare for Tomorrow
On June 22, FITCI is hosting a Community Think Tank with Frederick Memorial Hospital to design real solutions to the most pressing healthcare issues impacting our community and beyond.

Danny Farrar, John Fieseler, Theresa Harrison and David Hawkins, Jr.  are the Top 50 CEOs highlighted this month. 

Will update this with an updated blog. 
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.

Class A Office Building - 4,819SF Available

This 41,972 SF Class A office building has two suites available totaling 4,819 SF (Suite 220: 2,548 SF and Suite 230: 2,271 SF). Located adjacent to the Frederick Municipal Airport, this concrete and glass building offers abundant natural light, modern and open design, ample parking (ratio: 5/1,000 SF), cafeteria services and on-site building maintenance. In addition, this building is located in the City's HUBZone. 

Contact Information: MacRo Ltd. - 301-698-9696 - Rocky Mackintosh - - or Ashleigh Kiggans -

Frederick County Residential Education Attainment
  • Public Schools enrollment: 42,140
  • Public Schools graduation rate: 92%
  • Frederick County Resident Educational Attainment - 39.7% have a Bachelor's Degree or higher
  • Frederick Community College enrollment: 6,192
  • Hood College enrollment: 2,112
  • Mount St. Mary's University enrollment: 2,323

The DefTech Center, with a newly-created office in Frederick located on the 3rd floor of ROOT, can help you grow or start your business using proven technologies developed for federal use that are also made available to entrepreneurs. DefTech is available to assist you in identifying which technologies are right for your business based on your interest, specific challenges or needs, capabilities, and determine the viability of the technology for commercialization. DefTech offers the following services free of charge:
  • Information - assists in navigating the Technology Transfer (T2) process with federal research laboratories in Maryland
  • Networking
  • Education
  • Mentoring 
DefTech's Frederick Center is a partnership between the Maryland Department of Commerce, Frederick County Office of Economic Development, City of Frederick Department of Economic Development and the Fort Detrick Alliance. 
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
118 N. Market Street, Suite 300
Frederick, MD  21701