Top Economic Development News

September has made quite an entrance with hurricane season at the forefront of the news. We are keeping the people and communities of Texas and Florida close in our thoughts. Since September is also National Emergency Preparedness Month, we encourage you to think about your company's disaster plan and ensure your business is well-prepared for continuity of operations in the event of an emergency. You can check out more information below. 

This month's edition also includes news about new partnerships at ROOT and our ever expanding start-up services for businesses. We hope to see you at the Great Frederick Fair in the Homegrown Frederick Building (building 13) - you can check out our new craft beverage video while sampling local farm-to-bottle wines, beers and spirits. We are very proud that the #BuyLocal movement and Homegrown Frederick pride has never been stronger in Frederick County.


Helen Propheter, Director
Frederick County Office of Economic Development

Hood College and CREST Join Economic Development at ROOT in Downtown Frederick
The County's new partnership with two institutions of higher education at ROOT further the vision for a one-stop innovation and entrepreneurship center.  Get the details 
New Local Craft Beverage Building at the Fair
The Homegrown Frederick Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries Showcase at The Great Frederick Fair (9/15-9/23) highlights the blending of agriculture, manufacturing and tourism through Frederick County's growing craft beverage industry. Located at Building 13, the Showcase features 8 of Frederick's local craft beverage producers offering tastings and products for purchase.  Learn More

Is Your Business Prepared for Emergencies?
September is National Preparedness Month and it is just as important for businesses to plan for disasters as it is for households. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has developed a guide for businesses - learn more and ensure your business is prepared.

Start Up Maryland Arrives in Frederick 

The Start Up Maryland pitch bus recently made a stop in Frederick as part of its 'Pitch Across Maryland' tour. The video capabilities on the bus help local tech start ups tell their story and compete in the Pitch Competition.

Read the recent article in the Frederick News Post

F rederick County Highlighted at MACo Summer Conference

Frederick County was highlighted as a leader in the craft beverage industry at the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Summer Conference. This industry blends agriculture, manufacturing and tourism to make a powerful impact on communities - creating jobs and often leading the way in revitalizing communities.

Annual Tech Showcase Debuts Biotech Shared Lab

Over 200 people attended the 9th Annual Tech Showcase hosted by the Fort Detrick Alliance and Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc (FITCI) where a new shared lab space was unveiled.
Frederick, MD

110 Thomas Johnson Drive was built in 1987, renovated in 1997 and is undergoing a new renovation to bring the building up to date with new amenities. Upgrades will include additional parking, new entry features, modernized interior finishes, refreshed office space and more. The building is located one mile from Ft. Detrick, within a mile of over 100 medical practices and professional offices and conveniently located off of a new overpass under construction at RT 15 and Monocacy Boulevard.
116,214 SF of Class A - 3 Story Office Building - For Lease
67,000 SF available

Contact Information: 
Justin Ausherman of Rockpoint Commercial at 240-578-4220 or
When Hiring Qualified Candidates is a Challenge - FCWS Can Help
Frederick County Workforce Services (FCWS) provides Frederick County employers business services at no cost including: job postings, onsite hiring events, customized workforce training and more.

September 20 @ 10 a.m.
September 21 @ 5 p.m.
September 21 @ 10 a.m.
The week of October 23-27

  • Unemployment rate  (July) - 3.7 % compared to MD rate of 4.0% and U.S. rate of 4.3%
  • Median Household Income  - $83,700, compared to MD's income of $69,272, the highest in the U.S.
  • Mean travel time to work  - 34.9 minutes compared to Maryland's mean travel time of 32.6 
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
118 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD  21701