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Project Restore from State of Maryland

September 9, 2021 / / News

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is administering $25 million to provide financial support to Maryland’s new or expanding businesses to help incentivize commercial investment in vacant retail and commercial properties. ​​

Project Restore will provide two grant opportunities for businesses that plan on opening or expanding into previously vacant spaces:

Rental Assistance Grant: The maximum grant request amount is $30,000 for rent for one year (rental payment up to $2,500 per month) for qualified small business with 50 or fewer employees (full time equivalents). Applicant’s monthly rent can exceed $2,500, but the maximum that will be paid by the Rental Assistance Grant will be $2,500 per month for one year.

Business Operations Grant: The maximum grant award amount is $250,000 for one or two years for businesses that generate sales and use tax. Grant funds can be used for activities and costs related to sustaining and growing the business such as staff costs, capital improvements, marketing, inventory and supplies, utilities and the like and cannot be used for executive salaries or bonuses. Grant awards will be paid quarterly and will be based on sales and use tax generated by and submitted to the state in Calendar Year 2022.


​​To be eligible to apply for either a Rental Assistance Grant and/or a Business Assistance Grant, a business must meet all of the following criteria: ​​

  • May be a new or existing business, but business must be located in Maryland
  • Business must be registered and in good standing with the Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
  • Business must open or expand in a retail or commercial space that has been vacant at least 6 months prior to the date they submit their application.
  • Financially viable business whose operations will continue forward

For more information or to apply please go to Project Restore (

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Golden Mile Businesses don’t miss out on this Golden Opportunity!

September 3, 2021 / / Uncategorized

Golden Mile Businesses don’t miss out on this Golden Opportunity!

The Frederick County Office of Economic Development EmPOWER Mentorship Program is now accepting applications!

The EmPOWER Mentorship Program is a facilitated mentoring model designed to help underrepresented businesses generate ideas, identify blind spots, troubleshoot problems, and grow their networks in Frederick County. Two seasoned business leaders and a facilitator will guide the mentorship program throughout its 8-week duration. The program will begin on October 18th and meet weekly until December 6th.

Learn more by visiting:

Questions may be directed to Jodie Bollinger, Director of Business Retention and Expansion

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Golden Mile Alliance NEEDS YOU!

August 18, 2021 / / News

The Golden Mile Alliance has a “GOLDEN” opportunity for businesses and residents of the Golden Mile!


The best way for a community to thrive is for its business owners and residents to get involved.  Be that instrument of change!

You! are critical to the Golden Mile Alliance.  The GMA depends on its Board Members and Volunteers who are passionate about the Golden Mile.  Your time and talent are valuable to us, and more importantly, valuable to your neighborhood and the City of Frederick

If you are interested in Board Membership or Volunteering at a GMA event or on a GMA Committee, please contact the GMA Vice-President Shantay DeMar For more information, please check our website at


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2021 Frederick American Little League Registration

August 18, 2021 / / Uncategorized

Golden Mile Residents – Are you ready for some baseball?
The 2021 Frederick American Little League is in the final week of fall 🍂🍂🌿🍁🍃baseball registration. Player registration will end Sunday 22 August in order to get schedules completed and uniforms ordered.
We have openings at all levels.
The Co-Ed season runs until end of October for ⚾️ Ages 4-12
Register & online payment
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Text (240) 422-6835
Rick Wilson, President
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