The Frederick County Office of Economic Development’s campaign to highlight local manufacturers has been named a 2022 Champion of Maryland Manufacturing. The Regional Manufacturing Institute recognized the website at its annual celebration on Thursday. With over 750 people in attendance, the event recognized manufacturers and leaders of business, government, education and the community who are part of Maryland’s manufacturing community.

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (FCOED) developed the site to strengthen and foster the growth of Frederick County’s manufacturing industry by providing resources, connections and tools to succeed. The website contains a job board, directory, resources, Manufacturing Advantages and more.  The site’s contents were based on the needs of manufacturing firms. serves as a one-stop shop for existing manufacturers, manufacturers who are looking to locate to the area, and the overall community to understand the value and importance of the industry to Frederick County’s economy.

“I’m proud of the work our economic development team does to support manufacturers,” County Executive Jan Gardner said. “Our economy is thriving across a wide range of industries. Frederick County is a great place to do business!”

FCOED worked with local providers – Postern, Octavo Design, #provokebetter and Frederick County’s Office of Communications and Public Engagement – to develop the Made in Frederick initiative, which features videos of manufacturing leaders in Frederick County. Businesses highlighted in the video series include Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies, Saputo Dairy USA, STULZ Air Technology Systems, Flying Dog Brewery, and AstraZeneca.

“We are thrilled to be honored and recognized as a Maryland Manufacturing Champion and appreciate the partnership we have with the Regional Manufacturing Institute.  Manufacturing is an important industry for Frederick as well as the state of Maryland and this initiative is part one of the ongoing initiatives planned to highlight the manufacturing industry in Frederick County” says Jodie Bollinger, Acting Director, Economic and Workforce Development,

For more information on the Made In Frederick initiative, visit, or contact Jodie Bollinger at

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