ROOT Partners

1.    a straight tapering root growing vertically downward and forming the center from which subsidiary rootlets spring.

3rd floor

·         Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED)

Supporting businesses with tools such as site selection, business pitch services, redevelopment services, technology transfer, incentives, minority business resources, data services and more.

·         Maryland Tech Council (TCM)

Building strong technology and life sciences industries by supporting the efforts of their members.

·         Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC)

Through training, individual counseling, facilitated peer group support, resources and access to capital, MWBC helps women successfully navigate entrepreneurship.

·         Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Assisting small businesses get started and grow with training, counseling and maximization of resources.


2nd Floor

·         Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

Advocates, educates, leads, connects and markets Chamber members. Offering programs for leaders, entrepreneurs, young professionals women in leadership and business wellness.

·         Hood College Martha E. Church Center for Community & Civic Engagement

Meeting the educational and workforce needs of the community by expanding internship and research opportunities for students and increasing civic and service participation.

·         Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology (Frederick CREST)

CREST serves the STEM business community through partnering with higher education. CREST can offer needs-based workforce development with academic partners including courses, full programs, seminars and focused workshops. CREST also offers qualified interns and externs, as well as fostering collaborative projects between industry, educational institutions and federal labs to drive innovation in Frederick County.


1st Floor

·         Frederick Innovative Technology Center Inc (FITCI)

Encourages technological innovation and accelerates the development of commercially viable technology-based businesses by providing a nurturing and supportive environment.