Top Economic Development News
February is a month to share the love, and OED would like to take this moment to thank all of our partners.  Location, location, location is a mantra used often by real estate professionals. There is no question that Frederick County is a great place to live, work and play, but it takes more than a great location to attract businesses. It takes teamwork, communication, and efficiency. Every day, the partners who assist our Business Attraction and Marketing team are working hard to make things happen!

Below, you can read more about our latest projects, find out how to cut energy costs with sustainable business practices, and learn more about Top 50 companies AstraZeneca, Baker Tree Services, Canapés and CDJ Genie Services. In honor of Black History Month, we will be highlighting influential black business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the Frederick County Community.  Additionally, OED is excited to partner with Hood College and Mount St. Mary's to offer an exclusive Minority Business Executive Development Program.  Find out how to apply below.  Finally, find our calendar of events below and mark your calendars now.  We can't wait to see you at our signature events!


Helen Propheter, Executive Director of Economic and Workforce Development
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
Kroger, Ocado Select Frederick County for New High-Tech Fulfillment Center
Grocery partnership will create hundreds of new jobs at former Toys "R" Us facility.

Don't Miss These 2020 Events
2020 is shaping up to be another exciting year for OED and the Frederick County business community!  Be sure to save these dates on your calendar now.
Minority Business Executive Development Program
OED has partnered with Hood College and Mount St. Mary's University to offer a four month course designed for mid-level and senior management.The d eadline to Apply is March 2, 2020.
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Jay Mason - Go Get It!
In honor of Black History Month, we will be sitting down with influential black business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs in the community to hear their stories.  Our first story is from Jay Mason:
MD MEP Manufacturing Internship Program 2020
The MD MEP Manufacturing Internship Program will be back for the 5th year in a row!  The Manufacturing Internship Program is designed to help manufacturers with the cost of hiring and training a summer intern. 

AstraZeneca, Baker Tree Services, Canapés and CDJ Genie Services  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.


Property of the Month
5202 Presidents Court
Frederick, MD 21703

21,714 SF of 4-Star Office Space 

Contact Information: 
Rusty McCabe, Jack McShea
Avison Young

Stay in the Know
Ag Spotlight - Richard Stonebraker shares the rich experiences available in agricultural education at Frederick High School, where he teaches ag classes and is the FFA advisor.

  • Frederick County has a labor force of approximately 140,000 people
  • 60% of those who work in Frederick County commute from other counties in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
  • 91,141 workers live in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area
  • 20,559 workers live in the Baltimore metropolitan area
  • 4,757 workers live in the Hagerstown-Martinsburg area


Source: US Census Bureau Center for Economic Studies

Frederick County Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources
OED guest blogger Dawn Ashbacher tells us how we can save green by going green.

Minority Business Vision Networking
February 20 @ 5:00pm
Teen Job Fair
March 28 @ 10:00am

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