There is much wisdom in the old adage “Location, Location, Location.” Whether leasing or buying a commercial space, where you choose to do business is an important decision.  


Finding a Location

The City offers free site selection assistance through CoStar commercial property reports. These reports can be customized to show available City properties that meet size or business-specific requirements.

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Consider an Incubator or Co-working Space

If you’re just starting out and not ready to a lease or purchase property – Frederick has a bevy of shared work-space opportunities across a diverse range of industries. These spaces offer affordable options, side-by-side a community of fellow entrepreneurs.  

  • FITCI – is an incubator with two locations in Frederick County. The original location offers biotech and life science entrepreneurs over 20,000 SF of space, with 35 offices and 16 wet labs. A second Downtown location at ROOT caters to the aspiring technology professional with private and shared office space and conference rooms.
  • MD Bakes - is a health-department approved kitchen that offers memberships to food artist to produce their products.
  • Co-Work and A Corner Office – provide flexible office & shared space options at reduced rates.
  • Federated Charities – is a non-profit focused on helping other non-profits get their start here in Frederick. The organization offers development assistance, in addition to low-cost office space.
  • Makerspace – The new Monroe Center Makerspace is a fully equipped lab with new technology and equipment, including 3-D printers/scanners, universal laser system, high-end computer stations, hardware supplies, and more.

Work from Home

The City regulates the operation of home-based businesses. Details on these regulations can be found online under the Land Management Code Article 8, Section 829 “Home Occupations” or by calling the City Planning Department at 301-600-1499.