Advanced Technology

Considered one of the most vibrant locations within the Baltimore-Washington area, tech companies are flocking to Frederick’s uniquely creative environment.

Frederick’s technology cluster has grown to over 75 companies. Explore a list of these companies (PDF). Want to have your company added to our every growing list of tech companies? Email Economic Development!

Tech in Frederick

Reasons for Frederick's Rapidly Rising Tech Scene

Strategic Location

Strategic Location

Frederick, the Northern anchor of the I-270 Technology Corridor, is located within an hour of two major metropolitan cities: Washington D.C. and Baltimore. The City's strategic position within the Mid-Atlantic region enables access to 2/3 of the U.S. population within a day's drive.

Benefit from a powerful region:

Business Friendly City

Busy Downtown

City of Frederick companies enjoy the benefits of fast track permitting, phasing-out business personal property taxes, and a Micro-Grant Program- aimed specifically at tech startups and small businesses. Frederick also has opportunities for HUB, Enterprise and Opportunity Zones.

Seize the Frederick advantage: 

Strong Talent Pipeline

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Nearly 40% of the workforce holds a bachelor’s degree or higher. Frederick is home to 3 higher education institutions -with programs including Bioinformatics; Computational, Data and Computer Sciences; Cybersecurity; Information Technology and Systems; STEM and Mathematics. Frederick continues to successfully attract millennials - outpacing the Washington Metro Area and Maryland’s rate of growth since 2010. 

Find your workforce: 

Outstanding Quality of Life

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Essential to attracting and retaining top talent, Frederick boasts a vibrant arts and entertainment scene and award-winning, independent restaurants. Frederick is home to 6 national parks and offers access to world-renowned outdoor destinations including the Appalachian Trail and the Potomac River. Frederick County Public Schools students consistently outpace the state and nation in measures of student achievement.

Experience the City: 


Cars Driving Downtown

Frederick offers access to 3 major airports within an hour’s drive: BWI Thurgood Marshall, Reagan National and Dulles International. Locally, Frederick Municipal Airport provides business and corporate air service. Critical fiber connectivity is also available to tech companies. Over 92% of the county’s population has access to 50.01Mpbs, 24.5% faster than the national average.

Reach the world: 

Innovation Center at ROOT

People at the Innovation Center

ROOT, the County’s business innovation center  in Downtown Frederick, is where business, academia, government, and Frederick’s tech incubator/accelerator converge under one roof. The first floor's tech incubator offers low-cost work-space and provides strategic support for tech start-ups.

Receive unparalleled support: 

Access to Fort Detrick

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The 5 Cabinet-level Agencies on Fort Detrick conduct advanced scientific research including Biotech, Bioinformatics, and Nanotechnology. Local businesses capitalize on contracting and technology transfer opportunities.

Capitalize on contracting opportunities:

Engaged Peer Group

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techfrederick is the voice of the local tech community and welcomes new member companies through job connections, training and creative networking opportunities. In addition to this fun tech-focused group, the City is fortunate to have a plethora of organizations ready to connect you with the community and business opportunities.

Meet fellow go-getters: 

Hip & Historic

Sunset Over a RiverMany tech companies have chosen historic downtown Frederick for its unique character and hip offices spaces. The blend of old and new creates a unique environment that enables innovation, creative thinking and talent attraction.

Explore the possibilities: