About DED

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development strives to increase economic opportunity for Frederick by supporting and promoting a community where businesses and residents can thrive.


  • Director of Economic Development - Richard G. Griffin, AICP, CEcD
  • Manager of Economic Development - Mary Ford-Naill
  • Business Development Specialist - Becky Kaler
  • Economic Development Specialist - Donna Goff


DED's mission is achieved through a focus on four strategic priorities. Below each priority are examples of projects that support the goals and objectives of DED.

  • Job Creation

    • Business recruitment/attraction
    • Business retention and expansion
    • Business creation - entrepreneurship, start-ups, etc
  • Business infrastructure advocacy

    • Frederick Municipal Airport
    • Roadway improvements
    • Adequate water & sewer capacity
  • Downtown Revitalization

    • Support of the Main Street program (Downtown Frederick Partnership)
    • Carroll Creek Park
    • Arts & Entertainment District
    • Downtown Hotel & Conference Center
  • Corridor Revitalization

    • Golden Mile Alliance
    • East Frederick Rising


Staff - 2018