about ROOT

 root  / rooted /
1. to become fixed or established deeply; take root and begin to grow. 


ROOT is where business ideas are born. A vision of Frederick County Executive Jan H. Gardner, ROOT is a one-stop public-private partnership to jump-start new businesses and energize innovation in Frederick County. 

The partner organizations at ROOT provide innovative services to assist all types of businesses including networking events, meetup groups, business pitch services, classes, seminars and more. 

The Entrepreneur Council, Generation Connect, Leadership Frederick County, Frederick County Future Minority Business Leaders, Funded & Brews, Frederick Nonprofit Alliance, Frederick County Manufacturers Roundtable and more are programs generated at ROOT to help businesses thrive. To see who calls ROOT home, please visit the partners at ROOT.

Located at 118 N. Market St. in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick, ROOT is open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm. We can't wait to meet you.