Frederick County was the host this year for the Governor’s Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs (GOMA) signature outreach annual event called Ready, Set, GROW - a procurement connections workshop that provides information about how to navigate the procurement process and connects small, minority, women, and veteran-owned businesses with buyers from local and state agencies.
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.
Tenth Ward Distilling's new and expanded location is now open at 55 E. Patrick St. in downtown Frederick.
In an effort to expand business attraction services, OED along with other partner organizations hosted two bus groups to tour Frederick in October.
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.
OED announces the graduation of the Class of 2018 Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders on Friday, September 28, 2018.
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.
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.