Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Partners Launch New Information Technology Website

The City of Frederick Department of Economic Development, together with Frederick County Office of Economic Development and Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc.(FITCI), announces a new website for Frederick information technology businesses.

The website, www.techfrederick.org, is accessible to anyone Frederick County involved in information technology work. There is no fee to be a part of the group and anyone interested can be involved. TechFrederick has three main priorities:
· Advocacy
· Communication
· Partnership

The goals are to provide an infrastructure to connect Frederick IT firms to each other, facilitating collaboration and partnerships between local technology firms; to business support resources in the community; and to cutting-edge information that keeps these IT companies competitive.

In addition to this new online resource DED, OED and FITCI will host bi-monthly TechFrederick breakfast meetings. These events will feature a range of topics relevant to the local IT community, as well as provide a forum for discussions, sharing and networking.

“Frederick has a strong and growing information technology sector. Today, there is no venue, no forum, for bringing these bright, entrepreneurial minds together,” says Heather Gramm, business development specialist with the City’s Department of Economic Development. “This new website, together with bi-monthly IT breakfast events, serve to bring those IT resources together and create a stronger community among individual firms.”

The next TechFrederick Breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday December 9th, 8:00am at the Municipal Annex Building, and will feature a discussion with representatives from SAIC-Frederick on recent ARRA monies related to IT and sub-contract opportunities.

For additional information, or to register for the TechFrederick Breakfast, visit the website at www.techfrederick.org. or contact the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development at (301) 600-6360.