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Business & Technology Cultivation Center Unveiled

Business & Technology Cultivation Center Unveiled

County Executive Jan Gardner announced plans today to bring partners from the public and private sectors under one roof for the new Business & Technology Cultivation Center at 118 N. Market Street in the heart of downtown Frederick.

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Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications

Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders Program Now Accepting Applications

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development has announced a new initiative to help develop and grow current and future minority business leaders in Frederick County. The Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders program will begin on March 17, 2017 and sessions covered will include a variety of topics such as: leadership traits, funding sources, marketing, hiring issues, making connections in the community and more.

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Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Brochure Wins State Award for Best Printed Promotional Material

Wineries, Breweries and Distilleries Brochure Wins State Award for Best Printed Promotional Material

Visit Frederick received the 2016 award for “Best Printed Promotional Material” at the Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit. The

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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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Frederick County Agriculture Legislative Tour Connects Lawmakers to Farmers

Frederick County Agriculture Legislative Tour Connects Lawmakers to Farmers

Maryland's Secretary of Agriculture Joe Bartenfelder joined local and state elected officials yesterday along with the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, Frederick County Farm Bureau and Catoctin & Frederick Soil Conservation District for the Frederick County Agriculture Legislative Tour.

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Frederick Businesses Honored at Best Places to Work Awards Ceremony

Frederick Businesses Honored at Best Places to Work Awards Ceremony

Frederick area businesses were recognized at the Annual Best Places to Work awards program held at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick on July 28, 2016. Nearly 100 nominations were submitted, and nine companies rose to the top after judges completed the scoring.

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City of Brunswick Designated as Frederick County's First State Enterprise Zone

City of Brunswick Designated as Frederick County's First State Enterprise Zone

Enterprise zones help to revitalize communities, attract businesses and create jobs.

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OED Launches HomegrownFrederick.com; Existing DiscoverFrederickMD.com Redesigned

OED Launches HomegrownFrederick.com; Existing DiscoverFrederickMD.com Redesigned

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) has increased marketing efforts recently with the launch of a brand new agricultural website called HomegrownFrederick.com and the redesign of the existing DiscoverFrederickMD.com, which aims to help businesses start, locate, expand and discover Frederick County.

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