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Frederick County Economic Development and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development have agreed to sponsor LiveXchange

Partner at Active Shooter Action Plan

Frederick County Economic Development and the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development have committed to sponsor the 2011 Business Facilities LiveXchange event that will take place on October 23-25, 2011 at the Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California.

Frederick County is just far enough from the Baltimore/Washington metropolis to enjoy the perfect balance between lively commerce and pastoral tranquility. Our mission is to support, retain and foster the growth of existing businesses in Frederick County and to attract new businesses that bring career opportunities that enable Frederick County citizens to work where they live.

Frederick County is Maryland's largest county in size - 663 square miles. The City of Frederick, the county seat, is intersected by five interstate and national highways that provide easy access to Baltimore (46 miles), Washington, D.C. (43 miles), Gettysburg, Pa. (32 miles), Harpers Ferry, W.Va. (21 miles), and Leesburg, Va. (25 miles). It is home to the 5,700-acre Catoctin National Park, site of the Camp David Presidential Retreat. Frederick County's 9,000+ businesses employ 91,000+ workers; an estimated 98% of these businesses have under 100 workers, demonstrating that small business is the backbone of our economy. Frederick County boasts major employers including Bechtel, Lonza, Fannie Mae, Fort Detrick, MedImmune, and State Farm Insurance all with at least 500 employees and more. The county has experienced a significant increase in high-tech and bioscience companies, allowing more residents to work near where they live.

Maryland's one-stop economic development shop strives to attract new businesses, stimulate private investment, encourage the expansion and retention of existing companies and provide Maryland business with workforce training and financial assistance. The Department markets local products and services at home and abroad.

Key Programs & Services
• Business information and economic analysis
• Site location services for relocations and expansions
• Incentive tax credits and training grants
• Finance and training programs
• Consulting services
• Foreign direct investment promotion
• Export assistance
• American Recovery and Reinvestment Act assistance

For more information on sponsoring Business Facilities LiveXchange ( please call Jim Semple at 732-559-1265 or email Jim at

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