Small Business

New Market Named 5th Main Street Maryland Community in Frederick County

New Market Named 5th Main Street Maryland Community in Frederick County

New Market joins Downtown Frederick, Brunswick, Thurmont, and Middletown as communities with the statewide designation. Frederick County has the largest number of Main Street communities in Maryland.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Monica Pearce and Tenth Ward Distilling

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Monica Pearce and Tenth Ward Distilling

Tenth Ward Distilling's new and expanded location is now open at 55 E. Patrick St. in downtown Frederick.

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Regional Partnerships Bring Key Industry Groups to Frederick

Regional Partnerships Bring Key Industry Groups to Frederick

In an effort to expand business attraction services, OED along with other partner organizations hosted two bus groups to tour Frederick in October.

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GOEFER Launches Energy Saving Technology Pilot Program at ROOT

GOEFER Launches Energy Saving Technology Pilot Program at ROOT

Early-stage technology company GOEFER has teamed up with ROOT’s five partner organizations to conduct a pilot program of the company’s proprietary energy technology, which analyzes energy usage and gives users greater control.

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Frederick County Graduates 17 Future Minority Business Leaders

Frederick County Graduates 17 Future Minority Business Leaders

OED announces the graduation of the Class of 2018 Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders on Friday, September 28, 2018.

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Major Company Locations & Expansions Fuel Recent Job Growth

Major Company Locations & Expansions Fuel Recent Job Growth

OED worked with 184 companies in Fiscal Year 2018 who chose to locate or expand in Frederick County. The department helped to create 747 jobs and retain 976 existing jobs, representing more than $10M of capital investment to Frederick County.

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Women's Business Center Helps Meet Needs of Women-owned Businesses in Frederick County

Women's Business Center Helps Meet Needs of Women-owned Businesses in Frederick County

Maria McElhenny with the Women's Business Center offers one-on-one counseling services as well as a variety of group classes held at ROOT.

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Business Pitch Services Available at ROOT

Business Pitch Services Available at ROOT

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) has created three business pitch services to help grow all businesses in Frederick County

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From Mayor to Small Business Owner – Karin Tome, Owner of Towpath Creamery

From Mayor to Small Business Owner – Karin Tome, Owner of Towpath Creamery

Karin Tome used the time after her tenure as Mayor of the City of Brunswick, to jump head first into learning how to run a business – and there was no question in her mind as to where she was going to open it.

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Matt Doyle is OED's New Business Development Specialist in Attraction

Matt Doyle is OED's New Business Development Specialist in Attraction

OED announces that Matt Doyle has joined its business development team.

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