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    Frederick County, VA

EDA Staff

Executive Director Patrick Barker, CEcD New business inquiries, administration 
Marketing Manager Wendy May EDA websites, communications, social media
Business Retention Manager Sally Michaels  Existing business liaison, workforce development 
Administrative Assistant Donna McIlwee General inquiries

EDA Board

Chair Stan Crockett Virginia Inland Port
Vice-Chair John Riley Citizen
Member Robert Claytor H.N. Funkhouser
Member Bryan Fairbanks  Trex Company
Member Judith McCann-Slaughter Frederick County Board of Supervisors
Member Heather McKay Marker Miller Orchards
Member Doug Rinker Winchester Equipment 

About the EDA

The Frederick County Economic Development Authority focuses on creating a diverse and strong business base by providing a wide array of information and free services to help businesses expand or locate operations in Frederick County, Virginia.

Services include:

  • Helping existing and new companies find property

  • Facilitating the business expansion or location process, including working with permitting agencies

  • Identifying hiring and training assistance opportunities for existing and new companies

  • Maintaining demographic data 

  • Workforce development

 Let us know how we can help you succeed in Frederick County, Virginia.