Economic development is seen as a cooperative effort among the agencies, incubators, and organizations charged with supporting both startups and established businesses wanting to do business in north central Maryland. Fort Detrick Business Development Office (FDBDO), the Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), and the nearby Technical Innovation Center at Hagerstown Community College (TIC Hagerstown) use the Basecamp Business Calendar Network to foster entrepreneurship in north central Maryland.
“Not only are we getting more people on our web site, but more people are finding out about events that they might not have heard about. We’re also getting referrals from other sites, ‘Hey, I heard about your event on the FDBDO web site.’ This works both ways, both for us and our partners. It’s a great way to synergize."