Minority Business Vision

The Frederick County Minority Business Vision (MBV) was established in 2015 as an initiative to assist minority businesses. The Frederick County Office of Economic Development has taken the lead on this initiative and works with local and state partners to provide resources, educational opportunities, and networking events for minority, veteran or women-owned businesses throughout the year.

Networking Events

2020 Minority Business Vision Networking Events

Held every 3rd Thursday of the month

ROOT Building
118 N. Market Street, Frederick
5:00 – 7:00 pm

The MBV holds monthly networking events geared towards helping minorities start a business and helping minority-owned businesses grow. Events include experts on topics such as marketing, finances, procurement, real estate, exit strategy and more. Exciting business connections are always happening at the MBV Networking – Come check it out!


January 16                                    July 16
        February 20                           *no August event
                              March 19                                September 17                        
     April 16                                     October 15
                May 21                              *no November event
           June 18                                   December 17   

Educational Opportunities

Frederick County Minority Business Executive Development Program
(March 27, 2020 – June 26, 2020)





The Frederick County Office of Economic Development has partnered with Hood College and Mount St. Mary’s University to offer a four month Executive Development Program to enhance and acquire new tools and techniques to further develop skills in Business Accounting and Finance, Marketing, Promotion and Advertising, Organizational Leadership and Organizational Management. 

This course is designed for mid-level and senior management executives and business owners representing small, medium and large businesses.  Applications are due by close of business March 2, 2020.  Enrollment will be a competitive process, 10-12 people will be selected for this program. The cost of the program is $100 (Non-Refundable).


Maryland Minority-Owned Business Resources


For more information about any Minority Business Vision programs, events, or to be added to the Business Directory, call 301-600-2137.