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We're please you've chosen Frederick as a place to do business. A strong business community is vital to the health of our City-- and we thank you for deciding to contribute to it! Going forward, the Department of Economic Development, the entire City team, and Frederick’s local community are here to support you every step of the way. 

The Business Start-Up Guide (above) was designed to help new business-owners navigate the start-up process in The City of Frederick as efficiently and effectively as possible. Click through each of the steps to learn about local business resources, potential tax credits & financial assistance, real estate considerations, necessary licenses & permits,  promotional opportunities, and more!  An older edition of the guide is also available for download here: Business Start-Up Guide (PDF).