Top Economic Development News

We may only be a few days into the new calendar year but our team has already laid the groundwork for a great year of economic development. Take a look at our newly released 2017 Annual Report, which includes a look at "What's Coming in 2018," as well as the economic development successes of 2017 Annual Report. I hope you'll share in my optimism for the great things that are yet to come.
Another great read is "Frederick's Top 50", a new publication that we produced in partnership with Frederick Magazine. More than just a list of companies, Frederick Magazine's writers took a deeper dive into the stories behind Frederick County's thriving economy. Please pick-up a copy today and let us know what you think. We are looking forward to visiting all 50 companies this year and sharing their success stories with you.


Helen Propheter, Director
Frederick County Office of Economic Development
'Frederick's Top 50' Businesses Revealed
Find out what gives these 50 top companies the largest potential to contribute to Frederick County's economy.  
Job Growth Strong and Steady

We're jumping for job growth and the record 101,513 jobs in Frederick County, according to new data released. Get the details

Forward Frederick County: 2017 OED Annual Report
Check out the impressive list of new companies who made Frederick County their new or expanded home in 2017, business success stories, last year's Top 10 Economic Development Results, 2017 By the Numbers and what's moving Frederick County's economy forward in 2018.   Learn More

Press Release Tool Gives Businesses a Big Boost 
Many Frederick County businesses received an extra, free boost in the marketing efforts last year with exposure to over 200K+ new viewers. Catch the recap of 2017 Top Reads by Company and learn how to get on the list for 2018.  Learn More

Emmitsburg Uses Sustainability as Part of Revitalization Plan
Mayor Briggs was recently awarded for his remarkable record in public beneficial sustainable activities that are helping to propel the town's revitalization strategy.

Commuter Connections - A Regional Resource for Commuters
Commuter Connections operates two free programs for commuters in the Washington, D.C. metro area; a computerized ridematching database and Guaranteed Ride Home.
Westview Corporate Campus
Frederick, MD 21703
Located in the center of Frederick's premier corporate neighborhood, this 233,000sf, three-
story, office building has 55,000sf available for lease. The building has recently renovated common areas and offers a shared conference center, a start-of-the-art fitness center, cyber lounge and full service café. With ample parking and abundant amenities, this is a true opportunity!
Contact Information: 
Avison Young - Jack McShea, 301-417-1070,; Tim Connolly, 310-417-1099,; Rusty McCabe, 301-417-1089,
  • Unemployment rate  (Nov) - 3.5 % compared to MD rate of 3.9% and U.S. rate of 4.1%
  • Average Weekly Wage Per Worker - $931 compared to $880 five years ago
  • Total Number of Businesses - 6,423 compared to 6,337 five years ago
Sharon Hipkins
Sharon is OED's MVP! Read why:

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