Municipalities

Thurmont Economic Development Ramps Up Marketing Efforts and Welcomes New Businesses

Thurmont Economic Development Ramps Up Marketing Efforts and Welcomes New Businesses

It’s no surprise that the Town of Thurmont was named one of Maryland’s ‘Best Small Towns to Visit’ by The Crazy Tourist recently. The Town of Thurmont’s has become a hub of economic development and marketing efforts already in 2018.

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An Interview with Dave Blackmon, Owner of Smoketown Brewing & Cannon's Events

An Interview with Dave Blackmon, Owner of Smoketown Brewing & Cannon's Events

Owner Dave Blackmon’s path to brewery owner and winner of the #2 spot for ‘Best Beer’ in Frederick by Frederick Magazine, is one of hard work and persistence that has been widely billed as a game-changer for Brunswick.

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Brunswick - The Next Comeback Kid

Brunswick - The Next Comeback Kid

A look at what's happening in economic development in the City of Brunswick.

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Emmitsburg Uses Sustainability as Part of Revitalization Plan

Emmitsburg Uses Sustainability as Part of Revitalization Plan

Emmitsburg is home to many small businesses and several major employers.  The town has demonstrated commitments to advancing the economy and quality of life though economic development initiatives.  Several years ago, the Town of Emmitsburg embarked on a revitalization strategy, working towards revitalizing the Town Square through community input, consultants and stakeholder meetings.

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You're Invited to Shop Small on November 25

You're Invited to Shop Small on November 25

Small Business Saturday is also an opportunity to explore Frederick County’s five designated Maryland Main Street communities, discover places where old meets new – while patronizing businesses who give back to our community what they put into it.

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Business Feedback Positive About Business Climate and Expansion Opportunities in Frederick County

Business Feedback Positive About Business Climate and Expansion Opportunities in Frederick County

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) held their annual Business Appreciation Week from October 24-28, 2016 with 96 businesses visited. 99% of the businesses surveyed said they like doing business in Frederick County and 54%, a record number this year, said they have plans to expand within the next three years.

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Made in Maryland Marketplace to Connect Artisans, Retailers and Farmers with Opportunities in Brunswick

Made in Maryland Marketplace to Connect Artisans, Retailers and Farmers with Opportunities in Brunswick

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development, in partnership with Brunswick Main Street, is proud to present the first PopUp! Brunswick Made in Maryland Marketplace – an artisan market connecting local farmers, producers and artists with visitors during the 33rd Annual Railroad Days on October 1 & 2, 2016. Vendor applications are now open.

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Executive Gardner Invites Businesses to Participate in  Business Appreciation Week – October 24 - 28

Executive Gardner Invites Businesses to Participate in Business Appreciation Week – October 24 - 28

Business in Frederick County is booming. The number of businesses in Frederick County grew at a rate of 4.3 percent over the past two years, and companies added 3,200 jobs last year alone. A strong business climate has earned Frederick County the second-fastest rate of business growth in Maryland, according to financial data company SmartAsset. To keep this trend going, County Executive Jan Gardner wants to hear directly from business owners about what is working for them and what we can do better. Today she invited businesses to sign up for on-site visits from teams of ambassadors during the 16th Annual Frederick County Business Appreciation Week.

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