Top Economic Development News
It's Economic Development Week in the State of Maryland and in the County, and the Frederick County Office of Economic Development is bustling with activities and events.  

OED has just wrapped up a very successful Business Appreciation Week (BAW).  With 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of BAW, we chose to honor Legacy Businesses that have been in the County for 20+ years.  Over the course of one week, we virtually visited over 100 businesses that have each had a hand in shaping the history of our community.  You can read more about these businesses in the articles below, and to our Legacy Businesses, we say thank you for your contributions, and for being a staple and pillar of Frederick County's business community.

In addition to BAW, we have found many reasons to celebrate.  We are happy to congratulate Kite Pharma, Inc. on winning MEDA's Economic Development Project Award.  The Frederick County Minority Business Executive Development Program has just graduated its first class, Homegrown has recognized the Lambert Family as the Farm Family of the Year, our team "Tech-nically Divas" won 4th place in TechFrederick's Virtual Tech Games, and we recognized our local manufacturers for National Manufacturing Day.

Our #StillFrederickCo campaign has drawn to a close. You can go back and check out all of our social media posts for this campaign on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Through it all, we are #StillHiring, #StillInnovating, #StillMaking, #StillServing, and #StillFarming.  


Helen Propheter, Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
If your farm or business received a Jump Start Business Grant in June or July 2020, your business must file an Expense Substantiation Form per the terms of the agreement.

If you would prefer to mail your Expense Substantiation Form, please send it to the following address:

Frederick County Government
Finance Division
12 East Church Street
Frederick, MD  21701
Economic Development Week
To celebrate the 10th year of Economic Development Week, the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) is celebrating with 10 weeks of Economic Development.  
Business Appreciation Week
100+ Years in Frederick County
Check out this incredible list of businesses and organizations who have called Frederick County home for over 100 years!
Manufacturing Legacy Businesses
Approximately 20% of the participating BAW legacy businesses are manufacturers.
The 40-Year Legacy of Colonial Jewelers Owner Patty Hurwitz
We sat down for an interview with Patty Hurwitz, one of Frederick's longest-operating women business owners.
Legacy Restaurants
It's no secret that Frederick county has some of the best food to offer in the region, and these legacy restaurants have set the bar high!
Ag Legacy Businesses
History runs deep in Frederick County agriculture, with family farms passed down from generation to generation.
Legacy Businesses Throughout the County
Legacy businesses stretch to all corners of the county.
Business News

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PSA: Parkside Pickup

Kite Pharma, Inc. Wins MEDA Economic Development Project Award
Kite Pharma, Inc., a Gilead Company, has been named by the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) as the winner of its 2020 Economic Development Project Award.
Matan Breaks Ground on Research & Industrial Park in Frederick
Matan Companies has broken ground on the first three buildings of a four-building Class A research and industrial development.
Thacker Caskets Relocates Headquarters
Thacker Caskets is excited to announce that they have relocated their headquarters to Monrovia, MD.
Thurmont Manufacturer, RRD, Celebrates their 70th Anniversary
RRD recently celebrated their 70th year in business and their continued growth over the years.
National Manufacturing Day
Celebrating the manufacturing industry for being an economic engine to our economy and our future.
Rinker Materials - 2020 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing
Rinker Materials was chosen as a winner in the resiliency category.
Tech-nically Divas win 4th place!!!

A huge thank you to the TechFrederick team for putting together a super fun day of competitions for the Virtual Tech Games! 
Frederick County Minority Business Executive Development Program
The Frederick County Office of Economic Development graduated its first class of Minority Business Executives on September 25th this year.  The Frederick County Minority Business Executive Development Class is a new program for mid-level and senior management executives and business owners representing small, medium and large businesses.

Class of 2020
Get to know five members of this year's class.
Dr. Xavier Bruce
Founder of Uplift Energy Coaching, LLC.

Marie Greenbank
Owner of Greenbank Business Services

Patricia Mir
Director of Business Development for Edsol Communications, LLC.

Kwadwo Kojo Amanpene
Business Development Officer at Wells Fargo Bank.

Tereance Moore
Owner of Tereance Moore Consulting, LLC.

2020 Farm Family of the Year: Lambert Farms Inc. - The Lambert Family
Each fall, the Frederick County Office of Economic Development's Agricultural Business Council, in conjunction with the Great Frederick Fair and the Ag Education Public Relations Committee, recognizes a Frederick County family for their outstanding achievements in agriculture.

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