Frederick County, Maryland, is located less than an hour from Washington D.C., Baltimore, Gettysburg, and Antietam. Frederick has been a great location for easy access to all major metropolitan areas, while managing to remain a place where people still cherish their quality of life. It boasts "small city" amenities, while maintaining its "large town" charm.
Frederick County is one of the fastest growing counties in Maryland, rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings. In the last 2 decades many businesses have located in the Frederick area because of its location. Fort Detrick is the number 1 employer, and continues to expand. Frederick is home to the National Cancer Institute, Fort Detrick and more than 60 biotech companies.
Visit the Frederick County Office of Economic Development for information.
Frederick Town, originally laid out in 1745 and settled by German immigrants, is rich in Colonial and Civil War History. The city served as a major crossroads from colonial times. It served as a place to house Hessian soldiers in the War for Independence. During the Civil War, the many downtown churches served as hospitals for the wounded soldiers from several battles surrounding Frederick. From these beginnings, Frederick grew to an important market town, and Mining became an important industry in the 19th Century.