Business News From The City of Frederick, Maryland
September 2019
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Recently I had the opportunity to hike 100 miles along the Appalachian Trail in Maine.  It was rugged and beautiful.  As the miles unfolded with unbelievable fog shrouded lakes, mountains and wildlife - yes I saw a couple moose and wow are they are enormous creatures – I had many hours to think. I really valued that time to consider the beauty of the Maine wilderness along with solving global and local issues in my mind and with my hiking partners. What emerged for me was this feeling of incredible fortune to have lived and worked in one of Americas great small cities and with talented partners. As a long time government employee – army, federal, regional, county, and city - I have grown to admire the contributions of and needs for a robust private sector with incredible talent, services, and products. Frederick is chock full of some of the most amazing entrepreneurs who follow a dream to build a start-up business. This issue of Frederick Business ENEWS is all about how to start a business here. If entrepreneurism is your thing, read on and see what opportunities and services are available from the City and our partners to assist.  

Best Regards (and hope to see you out hiking),
Richard G. Griffin, AICP, CEcD
Director, Economic Development
Three local business owners share insight and advice from their recent experience starting a business in Frederick.
Have a great idea that could make a great business, but don’t know where to start? Check out our step-by-step guide that will help you through the process of establishing a business in the City of Frederick.
As a city proud of its thriving business community — Frederick is brimming with resources for the perspective entrepreneur interested in joining the local economy.
Here we break down just ten of the many local resources that can be invaluable during the start-up process. 
Each month, our blog features an organization as our ‘ Partner Spotlight.’ This month — as we focus on resources available to entrepreneurs & new businesses in Frederick — we decided to highlight the services our Economic Development team provides and how we can work as your partner.
Join us in Frederick for a free informational seminar & networking event, which will provide updates for MD, PA, and WV commercial lenders and an opportunity for businesses (or prospective businesses) to meet with lenders on the spot!
BioFactura, Inc. today announced a contract awarded by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) valued at up to $67.4 million for the advanced development of its Smallpox Biodefense Therapeutic as a potential medical countermeasure (MCM) for the treatment of smallpox. Read their amazing news here!
Ilumin8 Marketing & PR Chief Marketing Officer, Christina May recognized as a 2019 40under40 honoree. Read more about her and Illumin8 here.

Two Avemco Executives were recently promoted and are 'flying high'. Learn about them in their recent news release.

South Mountain Creamery recently released a new ice cream flavor, shared with the public at The Great Frederick Fair. Find out the name of the new deliciousness.

Does your business have news to share? Send us a press release and we'll help share that great news locally and regionally. Find out how !
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If you have a business that has opened, relocated or expanded in the last 3 months, please tell us!
Retail Space - 1 North Market Street

1,600+ SF of retail space in Historic Downtown Frederick, Square Corner. Former Bank location, built in 1865. Enjoy great visibility and walkability as part of the Main Street shopping district.

For more information, contact Maribeth Visco at 301-401-2899 or at

To see more available commercial space, visit our website.
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