Frederick County's strategic location at the convergence of I-270 & I-70, a highly skilled workforce, education system, business-friendly climate and infrastructure all play a big role in why manufacturers choose Frederick County. Located only an hour from the Washington/Baltimore metro areas, it is an ideal location for serving the entire eastern seaboard and connections to Midwestern markets. 

Stulz-ATS, EDCO, Canam Steel, AstraZeneca, Flying Dog Brewery, Miscellaneous Metals, Wright Manufacturing, RoosterBio and Canam Steel are just a few of the many advanced manufactures that call Frederick their home. 

Connect with us to learn more about locating or expanding your manufacturing business in Frederick County and increasing your bottom line.

Manufacturing Stats

200 Manufacturers • 5,532 Manufacturing Employees • $1,176 Average Weekly Wage per Manufacturing Worker

Manufacturing Support

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (FCOED) launched to provides resources, connections and tools for Frederick County manufacturers to succeed in a global environment.

Some of the great features of the site include:

FCOED works with local, state, and national manufacturing partners to assist and foster the growth of manufacturing. New state of Maryland manufacturing incentives include:
In addition to statewide incentives for Manufacturing, Frederick County offers:

Manufacturing Partners

Maryland Manufacturing Network

Through the Maryland Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) and the State of MD Department of Commerce, a platform for Maryland-based manufacturers and suppliers has been created.  This new portal provides “Suppliers” with a central place to list their capability, capacity and willingness to help the healthcare community and State of Maryland to fill gaps in the supply chain. More importantly, the portal provides “Buyers” the ability to quickly identify manufacturers and suppliers capable of supplying the critical and essential items.