Frederick is emerging as a leading national location for the bioscience industry. Located within the Maryland bioscience cluster, the third largest in the U.S., Frederick is now home to nearly 80 bioscience companies. Attracted by Frederick’s location at the northern end of the I-270 Technology Corridor, an excellent transportation network, highly skilled and educated workforce and proximity to Fort Detrick, these companies enjoy an innovative, supportive and highly collaborative environment.

Professional, scientific and technical occupations dominate employment growth in Frederick, accounting for 56% of new jobs over the past few years. Through Fort Detrick and the 5 cabinet-level agencies and 38 mission partners on post, these companies enjoy opportunities for federal contracting and technology transfer. Extensive local and statewide support networks strengthen local businesses as they compete in the global market.

Technology Transfer

Maryland is home to the largest concentration of federal agencies and defense organizations in the country. Amazing amounts of research are being conducted in federal labs across the state, and there is a strong focus on commercializing those discoveries. Resources for technology transfer include:


To have your company added to our ever growing list of BioScience Companies, contact Economic Development via email!