Revealed: Frederick's Top 50 Innovative Businesses

Frederick’s Top 50 Innovative Businesses were revealed today in a special publication of the January 2023 edition of Frederick Magazine. The Top 50 is an annual stand-alone publication in partnership with Frederick Magazine.

“We would like to thank the businesses that made this year’s Top 50 Most Innovative Businesses. We have an amazing, innovative, creative business community, and narrowing it down to 50 was a difficult task. The businesses in this publication are making the biggest impact on their industries, workplace and the Frederick County Community – thriving in today’s ever-changing environment,” said Jodie Bollinger, Acting Director of Economic and Workforce Development

Selected from a diverse pool of 113 nominations, these Top 50 Most Innovative Businesses stood out based on the following judging criteria:

  • Developed new and innovative products (either digital or physical)
  • Adopted tech solutions to improve business
  • Implemented new methods of production
  • Expanded into new markets
  • Pivoted business to meet needs of customers/clients
  • Developed creative solutions to solve problems
  • Introduced new ideas within your business

In a series of articles, Frederick Magazine’s writers further explore innovation at Fort Detrick, examine how our community fosters innovation, and highlight five businesses to demonstrate innovation across a variety of industries.

Here are Frederick County’s Top 50 Innovative Businesses

  • @VR Virtual Reality
  • Alirtify
  • Amber Fields Malting & Brewing
  • AstraZeneca Frederick Manufacturing Center (FMC)
  • BioElectronics Corporation
  • Clym Environmental Services, LLC
  • Cornerstone Genomics Inc
  • District Farms
  • Dynamic Automotive
  • FESCO Energy LLC
  • Fingerboard Farm
  • FoodPRO Corporation
  • Frederick Health Precision Medicine & Genetics
  • Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI)
  • Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (operated by Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.)
  • Frederick Social
  • Frederick Wig Company
  • Galaxy Control Systems
  • Hood College
  • HR Answerbox
  • iHire
  • Jecho Laboratories, Inc.
  • Kite, a Gilead Company
  • Kroger Delivery
  • Lonza Walkersville Inc.
  • Maryland Ensemble Theatre
  • McClintock Distilling
  • Moon Valley Farm
  • Orases
  • Perfect Truffle
  • Playground Specialists Inc
  • Postern
  • PsyTechVR
  • Quantic PMI (Planar Monolithics)
  • Quantum Loophole, Inc.
  • Rocky Point Creamery
  • SHIFT Work + Play
  • SL Studio
  • Step Fusion Solutions
  • Summer Creek Farm
  • Surelocked In Escape Games
  • Tao Treasures LLC DBA Nanobiofab
  • Texcell-North America, Inc.
  • The Kombucha Lady
  • Tonix Pharmaceuticals
  • Transdermal Specialties Global, Inc.
  • United Way of Frederick County
  • Walnut Ridge Farm/ Moo Cow Creamery
  • Warehouse Cinemas
  • WSC, Inc.

Read the full publication here.