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The Frederick County Economic Development Authority has consistently supported the growth of our area’s business presence, which represents industries including business services, food processing, life sciences, metal fabrication, plastics, trucking, logistics consulting, retail and software development.

An extensive transportation hub, competitive tax structure, reliable utilities, higher education and training opportunities, and an affordable workforce are just a few reasons why businesses continue to choose Frederick County.


  • Collaborative research opportunities with educational institutions like Virginia Tech allow food processors and manufacturers to refine their products and increase output. Financial and food safety regulatory assistance is also a draw for processors and agribusinesses.
  • Ample real estate and the renowned Virginia economy also bode well for companies looking for a headquarters or back-office location, including creative services and tech/IT companies which continue to propel and secure user and business communication.
  • Permitting advantages, infrastructure availability and unique incentives make our region one of the most attractive destinations on the East Coast