Department of Economic Development


Welcome to Frederick, Maryland: A Great American Business Destination!

Located less than an hour from Washington, D.C., Frederick, Maryland is within the third largest biosciences cluster in the United States and serves as the Northern anchor of the I-270 Technology Corridor. It is home to Fort Detrick, the Frederick National Laboratory, 3,400+ businesses, and over 80 biosciences companies. Frederick’s historic 50-block Downtown offers thriving restaurants, independent shops, and a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Ranked the second smartest City by Forbes.com, 36% of Frederick’s workforce holds a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Today, Frederick's attraction for businesses is stronger than ever, with dynamic opportunities for growth, expansion, and success. From its world-class business parks and thriving commercial corridors to its renowned historic district, Frederick offers tremendous opportunities for expanding businesses, corporate offices, technology companies, and entrepreneurial start-ups.



New: Grow Small Business Assistance Program Information



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