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Congratulations on choosing Frederick for your new business! 

The above online Business Start-Up Guide is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the start-up process in The City of Frederick as efficiently and effectively as possible. Read through the steps to learn about local business resources, potential tax credits & financial assistance, important real estate considerations, required licenses & permits, promotional opportunities, and more. 

Remember that the Department of Economic Development, the entire City team, and Frederick’s local community are here to support you every step of the way. We are proud of Frederick’s story and ready to work together to build upon it -- to make every next chapter better than the last!

The guide is also available for download here: Business Start-Up Guide (PDF).