Major Employers

Fort Detrick

Fort Detrick is a major driver of the Frederick economy. Fort Detrick’s three primary missions include human and botanical research and development, global telecommunications, and medical logistics management. The new National Interagency Biodefense Campus (NIBC) located on post includes many on-site federal agencies and tenants with a focus on Homeland Security Defense. For more information, visit the following sites:

Top 20 Frederick Employers

 - updated April 2018

Business Number of Employees Industry Sector
Fort Detrick*
5,924 Military, Bioscience, Communications
Frederick County Public Schools** 5,771 Public Education
Frederick Memorial Healthcare 2,534 Comprehensive Health Care
Leidos Biomedical Research
2,200 Medical Research
Frederick County Government 2,103
County Government
Wells Fargo Home Mortgage 1,541 Mortgage Loans and Service Center
Frederick Community College 1,083 Two-year College
City of Frederick Government 840 Municipal Government
AstraZeneca 700 Biotech Manufacturing
United Health Care 613 Health Insurance
Stulz ATS 450 Manufacturer of precision A/C equipment
YMCA of Frederick County 419 Non-profit, full service fitness & health facility
State Farm 405 Insurance
Retail Supermarket
350 Retail Supermarket/Distribution Center
Fountain Rock Management
320 Restaurant Management
Maryland School for the Deaf
320 Educational Institute for the Hearing Impaired
Homewood Retirement Community
310 Retirement Community
Morgan Keller 270 General Contractor
Hood College 260 4 year College
*This number includes Military, Civilian and National Cancer Institute
**These are Full-time Equivalent Positions that are in the City of Frederick as well as Frederick County

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General Contractors