Where We Are

Frederick County, Maryland

With a population of almost 250,000 residents, Frederick County sits at the crossroads of several major highways, with quick access to Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Historic downtown Frederick lies at the center of the county, and is home to workplaces, homes, shops, theaters, museums, and restaurants.

The county is dynamic and diverse with an $11 billion economy, boasting a highly educated workforce, a world-class bioscience and advanced technology sector, and a solid manufacturing and agriculture tradition that blends the area’s rich heritage.   

Frederick County has a nationally recognized public school system and is home to three higher education institutions—Frederick Community College, Hood College, and Mount St. Mary’s University.

Leidos Biomedical Research/Frederick National Laboratory is the fourth largest employer in Frederick with more than 2,000 employees. We were named one of Frederick's Top 50 Businesses for 2018 by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development and Frederick Magazine

For more information about the region, visit:

The City of Frederick, Maryland website
Frederick County, Maryland website
Frederick County Chamber of Commerce website

Frederick National Laboratory and the Local Community

The Frederick National Laboratory has a deep and abiding commitment to its home community of Frederick, Maryland. The city and surrounding region is where national laboratory employees live, work, and play. It’s where our children — who represent our future workforce — go to school. This is where we walk the streets and greet our friends. It's where we join with community leaders and nonprofit organizations to address the challenges of a growing region and to preserve its charm. Frederick is becoming a nationally recognized destination community. We are fortunate to already be a part of it.

Our employees serve on local boards and volunteer with local nonprofit organizations. Our employees give hands-on science lessons to grade-school children, participate in STEM education programs at middle and high schools, and lecture to college students at nearby higher education institutions.

Our employees help feed the poor and shelter the homeless. They walk, bike, and run to support fundraisers for nonprofit organizations throughout the region. They drive cancer patients to treatment centers for needed radiation and chemotherapy.

To learn more about the Frederick National Laboratory's outreach activities, visit the links below:

Thousands of food items packed for schoolchildren (Frederick News-Post article, October 17, 2019)
Habitat for Humanity Project Hammers Home the Importance of Volunteerism (June 18, 2018) 

Information for this page was sourced from the City of Frederick, Frederick County, and Frederick County Chamber of Commerce websites. Top image: Frederick City Hall, source: Visit Frederick.