The City of Frederick Releases New Video, “Work Where There’s Room to Play”


Video highlights the benefits of working in Frederick, Maryland

The City of Frederick released a new three minute video, “Work Where There’s Room to Play,” to showcase the benefits of working in Frederick, Maryland. From thriving Downtown Frederick to outdoor activities, the film highlights the opportunities of life outside of work. The video made its debut at a local event, “Movie Night on the Creek,” and simultaneously launched on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. It can be viewed on Facebook and YouTube.

The project was developed after Tech Frederick, a Frederick area non-profit that advocates for the local IT industry, indicated recruiting top talent to Frederick was a priority. While the film was developed with IT professionals in mind, any Frederick area business can use it in coordination with their recruitment efforts.

“There are many advantages to working in Frederick,” said Richard Griffin, Director of Economic Development for The City of Frederick. “This three-minute video features Frederick’s great downtown, the arts, amenities, and quality of life we all know and love. It shows that Frederick offers a great place to play when people get off of work.”

Frederick has won national awards and accolades, including “Top 10 Best Places Near Washington, D.C. for Young Professionals” (, “America’s Safest, Most Secure Places to Live” (, and “Top 10 Best Downtowns” (

The video has gained traction in the community, with the video receiving 43,000 views and 1,200 shares within 48 hours of its release on Facebook.

Local talent featured in the film included narrator, Ashley Miles, local musician and Frederick resident; Jeanne and Eric Rhodes, Frederick residents; Steve Ellis, recruiter for local software development company Regent Education; and Justin Saltzman, insurance agent and community volunteer. They volunteered their time to appear in the film.

Local company Digital Bard produced the film with additional film footage courtesy of Visit Frederick, Downtown Frederick Partnership, and drone footage by local citizen Mike Purks.

The video was a project of the City of Frederick Department of Economic Development. The department strives to increase economic opportunity for Frederick residents through job creation, revitalization and reinvestment. Visit for more information.