Thursday, May 27, 2010

1st Frederick County Survey of Businesses Now Underway – Participation Needed


May 27, 2010 – The Frederick County Office of Economic Development (OED) released a comprehensive Business Survey today for all Frederick County businesses. In an effort to gauge wants, needs and perceptions of the business community, the survey was formed to establish a baseline understanding of the business community. Results from this survey will provide a direct link between the business community and local leaders.

After the initial 2010 survey, the Office of Economic Development plans to conduct the survey annually to track growth and changes. Research Coordinator for OED Sandy Wagerman said, “This survey covers many areas for which there is currently no cohesive method to gather, like general sales trends, workforce changes, and international business development.” Laurie Boyer, the Director of the Office of Economic Development stated, “We would like to use this as another tool to provide economic development resources to what our businesses need and to help fill any gaps that we find as a result of the survey.”

The deadline for survey responses is July 6th. Responses will remain confidential (results will be presented as aggregate data). To take the survey, please visit Please call the Office of Economic Development at 301-600-1058 for any questions.