Record Number of Businesses Ready for
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
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.