Target Industries

Diverse Industry Base


Frederick enjoys an extremely high level of diversified business activity, distinguishing it within the county as the commercial location of choice. The City of Frederick serves as the seat of Frederick County government and 49% (some 49,000) of all jobs in Frederick County are based in the city.

A top entrepreneurial community, Frederick is home to a technology incubator - FITCI - offering both office and lab space to bioscience, technology and "clean & green" companies. The Entrepreneur Support Network, a partnership of the business support providers in Frederick, offers a one-stop resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses across all industry sectors.

Competitive Wage Environment


Frederick businesses enjoy a competitive wage environment. From entry-level technicians and customer service representatives, to skilled manufacturing and managerial staff, Frederick’s workforce is competitive and reliable. Frederick employers enjoy strong and positive employee relations. Industry-specific wage data, provided by the Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, is available below.

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