Gaithersburg, Maryland

Gaithersburg Business Signs

Gaithersburg is a city located in the western portion of the present-day U.S. state of Maryland.  Prior to meddling by citizens of the United States, this area had been inhabited for 10,000 years.  Among the tribes who made their home there were the Tutelo and Saponi peoples.  As for Gaithersburg, Maryland itself, it was originally settled in 1765 as Log Town.  A part of Log Town was purchased by Henry Brookes, whose daughter Margaret married Benjamin Gaither, who inherited a portion of Brookes’ land in the early 1800s.  As you probably already guessed, the town was subsequently named after him.  Gaithersburg, Maryland was officially incorporated into a town on April 5th, 1878, but it wouldn’t be recognized as a city until all the way in 1968.

Today, according to a 2016 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Gaithersburg, Maryland has a total population of 67,776 people.  This makes it the fourth largest incorporated city in the entire state of Maryland and the 521th most populous city in the country.  Additionally, Gaithersburg, Maryland is considered a principal city in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  According to that same 2016 estimate, the Washington D.C. metropolitan area has a total population of 6,133,552 people, making it the 6th most populous metropolitan area in the entire United States.

Unusually for an American city of its size, Gaithersburg, Maryland has been noted for its wide breadth of ethnic and economic diversity.  In fact, in 2016, WalletHub gave Gaithersburg, Maryland the rank of 313 when it comes to largest U.S. cities for ethnic diversity and the rank of second for social class diversity.

As claimed by Gaithersburg, Maryland’s 2016 City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employer in the city is the National Institute of Standards and Technology.  The National Institute of Standards and Technology employs 2,730 locals.  As for what exactly the National Institute of Standards and Technology is, this institution provides measurement standards and is also a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce.  “Its mission is to promote innovation and industrial competitiveness.”

Beyond the National Institute of Standards and Technology, other major employers in and/or around the Gaithersburg, Maryland area, according to that same report, are Medimmune, which is responsible for 2,290 jobs, Asbury Methodist Village, which employs 820 people, Lockheed Martin, with 736 employees in the area, and Sodexo USA, the job provider for 570 Gaithersburg, Maryland souls.

The city of Gaithersburg, Maryland also holds the distinction of serving as the location of the garrison of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 220th Military Police Brigade.  Additionally, the city of Gaithersburg, Maryland is also home to the award-winning Kentlands Community.  The Kentlands Community was built to embrace the innovative techniques of New Urbanism.  Gaithersburg, Maryland receives “significant income from its conference organization platform including prominent conferences such as the CHI 84 Conference.”  The Gaithersburg, Maryland rail line is connected to the Washington Metro via Shady Grove Station.

Sadly, the Gaithersburg, Maryland community is home to no professional sporting franchises of note at this time.

Do you happen to be the lucky owner of a small business in and/or around the Gaithersburg, Maryland area?  Have you ever thought about becoming such an entrepreneur?  Well, the wait could finally be over!  Why not check out some of the resources we’ve helpfully provided for you below?:

Apply for a Business License in Gaithersburg, Maryland:

Economic and Business Development in the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland:

Gaithersburg-Germantown Chamber of Commerce:

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