Top Economic Development News
In response to national and statewide efforts to contain the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), most Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) employees will be teleworking until further notice.  While we may not be in the office, our staff will continue to be available via email and phone.  To ensure you are able to reach us, you will find our contact information below.
OED wants you to know that during these concerning times, we support you. Be sure to visit our website as we continue to provide updates on our blog, and follow us on social media where we will be sharing information and news from around the county. Below you will find a link for all the latest updates on the resources and information available for your business.  
We ask that you remember your local businesses during this time and continue to support them.  On our website, we are maintaining a listing of restaurants that are offering drive-through, carry-out and delivery options.  We also have a list of farms that are open for sales as well as wineries, breweries and distilleries that are offering to-go sales. 
Our hope is that your business, employees and family all stay healthy and safe.

Helen Propheter, Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Resources and Information for Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
OED wants you to know that during these concerning times, we support you. We will be updating this page daily with resources and information for your business.
Frederick County Restaurants and Bars Offering Drive-through, Delivery and Carry-out 
Don't feel like cooking?  We've got you covered with a list of restaurants that are still offering carry-out and delivery options.

Also, keep an eye out for curb-side carry-out parking zones located throughout Downtown Frederick.
Farms Open for Sales
Now, more than ever, it is important to support our local farms, farmers across the country are continuing to work to ensure you have a safe healthy food supply available whether you are shopping at a grocery store or at a farm market.

Frederick County Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Offering To-Go Sales
You can continue to support our local wineries, breweries and distilleries while staying safe.  Many are providing ways for customers to order or pickup curbside.
PR Frederick
Do you have news to share or a story to tell?  Would you like to let people know you are still open for business?  Do you have a clever new way of bringing the shopping experience to the public? Access PR Frederick today and get your story out!  Did we mention it is free?

Kite Pharma, Inc. Wins 2020 MEDA Economic Development Project Award
We are thrilled that Frederick County's own Kite Pharma project won a MEDA award for economic development.  This project brings the latest in science and medicine to our area, as well as hundreds of jobs.
Maryland Business Express - Coronavirus Information for Businesses
The Maryland Department of Commerce in conjunction with the Maryland Department of Labor, the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation, and several other state agencies launched a new webpage dedicated to business resources during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Retail Industry Trends - Disruptive Technology and How it is Reshaping Retail
The keynote speaker at this year's ICSC conference was Howard Saunders who is widely known as the Retail Futurist.  Saunders presented an animated industry discourse entitled World's Gone Crazy: The Age of Disruption.
Staff Directory
Helen Propheter
Executive Director, Economic and Workforce Development

Contact Info: 
Cell phone: (240) 357-0648
Jodie Bollinger
Director of Business Retention and Expansion

Contact Info:
Cell phone: (240) 315-8678
Beth Woodring
Director of Business Attraction and Marketing

Contact Info:
Cell phone: (240) 457-1464

Katie Stevens
Associate Director of Agriculture Business Development

Contact Info:
Cell phone: (240) 285-2795

Property of the Month
5340 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

6,000 SF Open Customizable Space

Contact Information: 
Brent Prossner
Lincoln Property Group
Stay in the Know
Costco Wholesale, Dairy Maid, Dairy LLC, Dynamic Automotive, and Edgewater Federal Solutions, Inc.  are the Top 50 Workplaces highlighted this month. 
The Top 50 Workplaces were selected by evaluating employee testimonials and each workplace's unique strategies to attract and retain top talent. The final list also included criteria based on the company's individual responses on the following: company's median salary, benefits offered to employees, community involvement, work environment, professional growth opportunities and work-life balance.


Ag Spotlight - Did you know there are 13 farms in Frederick County that offer farm CSAs also known as community-supported agriculture.  A CSA is a weekly subscription to a season's worth of sustainable, locally grown produce and other items that are distributed to members throughout the harvesting season.  

  • Frederick County has 7,800 established businesses.
  • About 5,100 (66%) of these business are in a municipality.
  • 19% of those businesses are in municipalities that are not the City of Frederick.
  • 3% increase over last year.


Source: Reference USA

Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland
A non-profit association, representing the interests of Maryland Manufacturing.

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Frederick County Office of Economic Development
118 N. Market Street, Suite 300
Frederick, MD  21701