Frederick to Celebrate Economic Development Week

The City of Frederick’s Department of Economic Development in partnership with the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), will celebrate the eighth annual Economic Development Week in Maryland.

Celebrated Monday, October 22 through Saturday, October 28, the week-long event will showcase how economic development transforms lives. Events and activities hosted by various economic development organizations will highlight the efforts and initiatives improving business retention, job growth and quality of life for Maryland residents.

Mayor Randy McClement proclaims Oct. 22 -28th "Economic Development Week" in Frederick

Mayor Randy McClement proclaims Oct. 22 -28th "Economic Development Week" in Frederick

As part of these celebrations, the Department of Economic Development will be participating in a County-hosted “Business Appreciation” tour – visiting City businesses to celebrate the many local successes while also offering marketing exposure, free business resources, and networking connections. A fitting tribute to the thriving industry of the City, the week excitingly coincides with Frederick’s premier Business Expo, sponsored by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. The Department of Economic Development will host a booth at the event, exhibiting the attractive setting the City provides to businesses.     

The Department of Economic Development has made the commitment to celebrate Economic Development Week in order to emphasize the importance of economic development for the State of Maryland to the general public. The week is designed to increase an understanding of economic development’s contribution to the State’s business climate, job retention and growth, the tax base and the overall quality of life in Maryland.

The economy is the heartbeat of a city, providing vital support to every other aspect of life. This week is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the important work our department, our partners, and our businesses do to help keep the pulse of Frederick strong and, in turn, keep our community healthy.
— Richard Griffin, Director of Economic Development, The City of Frederick