Counting Down: Top Blogs of 2023

As 2023 comes to a close, let's take a look back on the posts with the most views. These were the top five blog posts on www.discoverfrederickmd.com for 2023.

1. Revealed: Frederick’s Top 50 Innovative Businesses

This year’s number one blog goes to the Top 50 businesses. The Top 50 is a yearly publication celebrating Frederick County businesses and people, with the theme for 2023 being the Top 50 Innovative Businesses. Out of 113 nominations, narrowing down the top 50 was a hard task. The businesses were evaluated based on the development of new and innovative projects, the usage of tech solutions to improve business, new methods of production, expansion into new markets, ability to meet customer need, development of creative solutions, and the introduction of new ideas. If you are interested in reading more about the Top 50 Innovative Businesses, visit Top 50 Frederick: 2022 by Diversions Publications, Inc. - Issuu.

2. County Executive Fitzwater Appoints Fritts to Lead Office of Economic Development

FCOED Director Lara Fritts was appointed in March of 2023. Having experience in economic recovery, affordable housing, strategic planning, tax credits and incentives, and organizational development, we are appreciative of the new perspective Lara has brought to economic development in Frederick County.

3. EmPOWER Business Spotlight: Roadhouse Jerk

In February we highlighted Roadhouse Jerk, a restaurant that offers authentic Jamaican cuisine. Owner Winston Wright has an incredible passion for cooking and passes it down into the food he serves. He serves not only a dish, but an authentic Jamaican experience. To learn more, visit www.roadhousejerk.com.

4. Frederick County’s First Asian Grocery Store Celebrates 20 Years of Business

Asian Supermarket has been doing business in Frederick since 2003. They started on West Patrick Street and are now located along the Golden Mile. Owner Rachel Bur and her family consider Frederick their home. Moving to the current location this year allowed them to expand, and with further expansion plans in the works we are excited to see what lies ahead for them!

5. Governor Moore and Cabinet Visit Frederick County

In the beginning of March, Governor Wes Moore and some members of his Cabinet visited Frederick as a part of his “Cabinet Meeting Road Tour”. Elected officials from Frederick County and City joined them on the tour to learn about the issues that are important to our county. Part of the discussion was around the Quantum Loophole project, and the QL team was able to give a presentation about the environmentally friendly data center campus coming to Frederick County. To learn more, visit Frederick, Maryland – Quantum Loophole.