County Executive Jan Gardner announced plans to bring partners from the public and private sectors under one roof for the new Business & Technology Cultivation Center at 118 N. Market Street in the heart of downtown Frederick.
“I am thrilled to unveil plans to bring to life a new idea, a new plan and a new joint venture to jumpstart new business and create jobs,” said Executive Gardner. “This is good government in action.”
Tenants in the Cultivation Center will include the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and a technology incubator operated by the Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc. They will join the Frederick County Office of Economic Development and economic development staff from municipal, state and federal agencies, who will all have office space in the center so they can collaborate and cultivate new ideas and a creative, collaborative environment.
Executive Gardner also announced an agreement between Frederick County Government and the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick that will facilitate the transfer of technology for commercial applications. Tech transfer creates opportunities for entrepreneurs to develop new technology into products that can be taken to market.
Please see the press release or watch Executive Gardner's public information briefing for more information.