About Us

The Charles County Department of Economic Development (EDD) is an economic development organization that supports and promotes the economic vitality of Charles County, a dynamic and fast-growing region in the Washington DC metro area. We serve as a first point of contact for local businesses and for companies seeking to locate or relocate to Charles County.

Our Mission:

-       Promote wealth creation and economic growth through quality employment, innovation and productivity.

-       Increase County revenues through the attraction and retention of high quality jobs and new capital investment.

-       Foster a business climate where companies can grow and prosper, and to advance high quality of life for all County residents.

With a strong collaborative network of businesses, education, and governmental partners, our organization provides assistance to companies that are looking to locate or relocate through a variety of services including site selection, workforce training, incentives packaging, introductions to businesses contacts, permit expedition and sourcing of capital.

The EDD seeks to attract entrepreneurs, talent professionals, and companies from key growth industries to the region by marketing Charles County's business, workforce, and lifestyle assets. In addition, the EDD provides resources and support for existing businesses to help them grow and expand in Charles County. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Charles County to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religious or political affiliation or opinion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law.

Views from Charles

Why Retailers Choose Charles County

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Maryland, Charles County is well-positioned to develop its retail industry to accommodate this growing population. We share four reasons why retailers choose Charles County.

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Charles County EDD
10665 Stanhaven Place,

Suite 206

White Plains, MD 20695

Phone: 301-885-1340


“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

“Charles County’s strategic location in the DC Metro region affords us networking and business opportunities with some of the top names in our industry."

George Nash
Director of Business Development