Economic Development Staff Pilots Offsite Office Hours at FITCI and Cowork Frederick

Staff from the City of Frederick's Department of Economic Development began piloting a program in February 2015 to hold office hours at Cowork Frederick and the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc., also known as FITCI. 

"We welcome business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to stop by and visit us," said Economic Development Manager Bobby Baumler. "We are always happy to visit a business at their location, and thought getting out into the community would help make our resources more accessible to more people." Additionally, the department will assist walk-ins.

"We will have information on hand about how to start a business in Frederick, area resources, how to grow your businesses, and just generally be available to answer questions," said Baumler.  While office hours provide an off-site location to meet with businesses, city economic development staff are always available by appointment. 

"Our goal is to connect with businesses in the community and provide assistance as they grow and expand," said Baumler. Offsite office hours provide additional opportunities to connect with entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses.  

Be sure to follow Frederick's Department of Economic Development on Twitter, @frederickded, for updates or changes to office hours.

Office Hour Locations - UPDATED

Cowork Frederick

122 E Patrick St.
Frederick, MD 21701
Office Hours: 4th Thursday of Each Month, 1pm-3pm

Located in Downtown Frederick, Cowork Frederick offers a variety of cowork options to work from the facility or meet there.  They strive to foster a sense of community among members. “We could work anywhere, but we choose to work together,” their website states.

4539 Metropolitan Court
Frederick, MD 21704
Office Hours: 2nd Thursday of Each Month, 1pm-3pm

FITCI supports early stage Biotechnology, Information Technology, and Renewable Energy start-up companies by offering office and wet lab space, business services, virtual offices, and strategic support to local entrepreneurs.  

Golden Mile Office Hours - TBD

Date Updated: May 28, 2015