Small Business

Small Business, Big Impact

Small businesses are the economic backbone of Frederick County. 98% of Frederick County companies employ 100 or fewer employees, advancing a set of businesses as diverse as biotech start-ups, professional services and boutiques.

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (FCOED) has partnered with several organizations to implement strategies to boost growth in and sustain business in Frederick County.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Maryland Women’s Business Center

Diversity and Inclusion Resources - EmPOWER 

Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc (FITCI)

Frederick County has several additional local organizations to assist business owners, including the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Frederick and the Entrepreneur Council of Frederick County