Made in Frederick County

Our County's strategic location at the convergence of I-270 & I-70, a highly skilled workforce, education system, business-friendly climate and infrastructure all play a big role in why manufacturers choose Frederick County. Located only an hour from the Washington/Baltimore metro areas, it is an ideal location for serving the entire eastern seaboard and connections to Midwestern markets. 

Many manufacturers have expanded recently and increased their workforce, such as Stulz-ATS, AstraZeneca, Flying Dog Brewery, Miscellaneous Metals, Wright Manufacturing and Canam Steel. Wages for workers present a significant opportunity for residents to work locally. Wages in Frederick County's manufacturing jobs pay 30% more than Frederick County's private sector average.

Manufacturing Stats

  • 170 manufacturers
  • 5,216 manufacturing employees
  • $78M annual manufacturing wages
  • $1,146 average weekly wage per manufacturing worker

Manufacturing Support

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) partners with the Frederick County Manufacturers Roundtable (FCMR) who works to support the existing companies with Lunch, Learn and Tour events for manufacturing companies. The EARN MD Training Grant provides local companies the opportunity to train unemployed or underemployed workers and provide leadership skills to existing employees. 
In addition to statewide incentives for Manufacturing, Frederick County offers:

Connect with us to learn more about locating or expanding your manufacturing business in Frederick County and increasing your bottom line.

Manufacturing Partners