Who We Are

Our Vision

To be the first and best choice for passionate businesses to succeed and prosper.

Our Mission

To sustain, diversify and grow Frederick County’s vibrant economy by providing leadership and resources for businesses to start, locate and expand.

Our Purpose 

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development serves as the primary contact for businesses to start, locate and expand. We do this by connecting them with Federal, State and local resources. We assist in site selection, workforce recruitment and training, incentives, marketing and more.

Identifying agriculture, manufacturing, bioscience and technology as target industries, we create a business environment that’s stable and growth-oriented. Our $12-billion-dollar economy speaks to our strengths. Boasting a qualified workforce and a speed to market that’s unrivaled, we expedite permitting and occupancy, accelerating the timeline for success. Featuring competitive business costs and no business personal property tax, Frederick County offers value and vision. From diversity initiatives to infrastructure, talent development to business support, our community shapes where we go and how we grow.