Executive Gardner Announces Business Survey Results

“Clearly Frederick County is a great place to do business,” she said.

Frederick,. MD – Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner held a briefing on Thursday, announcing the results of the 2019 business survey which took place during the 19th annual business appreciation week .

This year’s appreciation week was “Recognizing Hometown Heroes.”

Gardner said 116 businesses were surveyed regarding their reasons for being based in Frederick County and if their businesses are growing.

“I think it’s fair to say that our office of economic development has never been busier,” Gardner said. “We consider that good news because that means business is booming in Frederick County.”

Gardner said the results of survey showed promising economic growth within the area, with 63% planning to expand, 81% of businesses reporting growth, and 84% projecting better business in 2020.

“Every single business. 100% of them said they like doing business in Frederick County,” Gardner said. “That’s pretty amazing…”

The survey reported the top factors for doing business within the county is location, the high quality of life, and opportunities for growth.

Work force quality, the school systems, transportation, and the county’s permit process were also mentioned.

“The results of that survey really speak for themselves,” Gardner said. “… Clearly Frederick County is a great place to do business.”

By Timothy Young