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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Business Is Booming in Frederick County

Co Exec Jan Gardner - OED Bus Dev Specialist Jodie Bollinger


Record Number of Businesses Ready for Expansion

One hundred percent of Frederick County businesses asked during Business Appreciation Week said they like doing business here, County Executive Jan Gardner announced today during her weekly public information briefing. “Our high quality of life is one of the main factors driving the economic growth in Frederick County, along with location and growth potential,” said Executive Gardner.  “Clearly Frederick County is a great place to do business!

A record number of Frederick County businesses expect to expand in the coming year, according to feedback received during the county’s 18th annual Business Appreciation Week visits. Executive Gardner announced that 73 percent of the more than 100 participating businesses said they have plans to grow their operations, compared to 30 percent four years earlier. Most said business this year has been better than last year, and were even more optimistic about the coming year. 

Organized each year by the Office of Economic Development, Business Appreciation Week is the largest business retention event in Frederick County and in the state of Maryland. This year’s event ran from October 15-19. Visits were made to businesses from Emmitsburg to Brunswick and from Mount Airy to Myersville. Based on information gathered during the week, business is booming in Frederick County. 

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