Economic inclusion is a vital component in pursuing business success. It is for that reason, Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) and local company, Platinum PR (PPR), are creating a new Diversity and Inclusion pilot program to promote economic diversity, equity, and inclusion in Frederick County.  Under this pilot program, OED and PPR will focus on three major initiatives: increased and sustained outreach efforts to underrepresented business owners, broader education programs on inclusivity and support for existing businesses and partnership projects with local organizations dedicated to under served people in Frederick County.

Our hope is that this program addresses economic inclusion in a comprehensive manner.  Although we are in the beginning stages of developing this program, we are excited about the potential for its impact in our community.

This pilot program will be developed over the course of the next year.  If you are interested in learning more, speaking with someone about this program, or finding out the steps to get involved, please find the contact information below.

Sincerely,
Diversity and Inclusion Pilot Program 
Contact Information: Jay Mason, jay@platinumpr.com

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If you are an owner of a Frederick County business, and you would like to be listed in the new Diversity and Inclusion Business Directory, please click the link below.
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Frederick County Office of Economic Development
301-600-1058
118 N. Market Street, Suite 300
Frederick, MD  21701
www.discoverfrederickmd.com