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Business in Frederick 

The City of Frederick (PDF) stands at the third point in a powerful economic triangle that traces to Washington DC and Baltimore. Nationally recognized (PDF) for its high quality of life and compelling historic character, the City of Frederick has been on a steady growth trajectory for the past several decades.

Today, over 3,500 businesses are located in the City limits. Home to Fort Detrick, the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, three local colleges and universities, and recently unveiled incubator space, Frederick continues to offer tremendous opportunities for expanding businesses, corporate offices and entrepreneurial start-ups.

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Why Frederick?