Major Employers

Fort Detrick


Fort Detrick is a major driver of the Frederick economy. Fort Detrick’s three primary missions include human and botanical research and development, global telecommunications, and medical logistics management. The new National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) located on post includes four on-site federal agencies and research facilities with a focus on Homeland Security Defense. For more information, visit the following sites:

Top 20 Frederick Employers



Business Number of Employees Industry Sector
Fort Detrick Campus 6,400* Military, bioscience,communications
Frederick County Public Schools
5,650** Public Education
Frederick Memorial Healthcare 2,328 Comprehensive Health Care
Frederick County Government 1,974 County Government
Leidos Biomedical Research
2,700 Medical Research
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 1,753 Mortgage Loans and Service Center
Frederick Community College 1,307 Two-year College
City of Frederick Government 841 Municipal Government
United Health Care
675 Health Insurance
State Farm Insurance
653 Insurance
AstraZeneca 650 Biotech Manufacturing
YMCA of Frederick County
435 Non-profit, full service fitness & health facility
Wegman's
383 Retail Supermarket
Stulz ATS
372 Manufacturer of precision A/C equipment
Maryland School for the Deaf
320 Educational Institution for the hearing impaired
Homewood Retirement Community
308 Retirement Community
Hood College
292 Four year college
Fountain Rock Management Services 280 Restaurant Management
Morgan Keller
226 General Contractors
Frederick News Post
145 Regional newspaper
*This number includes Military, Civilian and National Cancer Institute
**These are Full-time Equivalent Positions that are in the City of Frederick as well as Frederick County

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