Launch

On the homestretch! Find the resources to coordinate City logistics, develop your workforce, create a marketing strategy, and host your grand opening.

Coordinate City Logistics  

Garbage Service

The City’s Department of Public Works provides curbside trash pickup. To find out the route schedule for your area, contact the Department of Public Works at 301-600-1377 or visit the Commercial Trash Collection page.

Parking 

Businesses may purchase “Park and Shop” tickets at a discounted price to give to their customers to assist with the cost of parking in the five public garages. The City also offers monthly parking pass options to businesses with employee parking needs.

For more detailed information or questions about parking-related issues, contact the City’s Parking Department at 301-600-1429 or visit the Park Frederick website.

Sidewalk Maintenance & Snow Removal

Sidewalk maintenance and removal of snow from the sidewalks is the responsibility of the property owner or tenant depending on the terms of the lease. Call 301-600-1680 with questions or for more information.

Develop Your Workforce

Finding and retaining employees is an integral part of the success of any business. Explore local workforce development resources.

Create a Marketing Strategy

A clear marketing strategy is critical to spreading the word about your new business and for attracting clients and customers. Take advantage of local marketing resources.

Host a Grand Opening

A special event or ribbon cutting ceremony can be a great way to celebrate the launch of your business and introduce yourself to the community.

Both the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Frederick Partnership offer assistance maximizing the buzz around your ribbon cutting event by helping coordinating with elected officials, business networks, and media contacts, and they are more than happy to see you use their giant scissors!

Request the Mayor to Attend

If you choose to organize an event independently, you may request City officials to attend.