Frederick County’s infrastructure is competitive and growing. With a large concentration of advanced technology companies, our solid infrastructure provides critical connectivity and access to utilities on commercially-zoned land.


The average commercial electricity rate in Frederick is 4.71¢/kWh which is 55% less than the Maryland average rate of 10.43¢/kWh. The average commercial electricity rate in Frederick is also 53% less than the national average. The average industrial electricity rate in Frederick is 2.37¢/kWh which is 71% lower than the Maryland average (8.09¢/kWh) and 65% less than the national average.

Commercial businesses in Frederick County are served by Potomac Edison-FirstEnergy with programs that support the EMPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act

The Town of the Thurmont is the only municipality in Frederick County with its own electricity supplier – Thurmont Municipal Light Company.

Fiber, Broadband & Internet

There are 22 broadband service providers in Frederick County and 92% of the county’s population has access to 50+mbps. Within the City of Frederick limits, almost all of businesses and residents can choose from two or more wired providers.

Water, Sewer and Waste Management

The Frederick County Division of Utilities and Solid Waste Management strives to provide the community with a safe and dependable water supply and reliable waste disposal services that do not reduce or inhibit the use of the county’s natural resources. For estimated water and sewer rates, please click here

Certain manufacturing companies may be eligible for water and sewer lease opportunities. A Water and Sewer Capacity Fee Payment Plan Fund may be used to provide loans to certain commercial water and/or wastewater customers to purchase capacity feeds for new construction or expansion of existing facilities. For more information, please contact the Frederick County Department of Utilities & Solid Waste Management at 301-600-1825.

Natural Gas

The Frederick Gas Company, a Division of Washington Gas provides natural gas to Frederick County businesses.