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Meet the EDD: Jennifer Reginald

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

n our blog series, “Meet the EDD,” we regularly profile a member of our team. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County. Learn more about our Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer Reginald. 

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Implementing a Plan for Growth - Creating Jobs by Design

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
We welcome this guest blog post from Ashley Johnson, Technical Director, NSWC IHEODTD, about work at the base and technology transfer initiatives. Over the past year NSWC IHEODTD has been rolling out a series of strategic initiatives designed to ... Read More...

A Message from the Chair, Economic Development Advisory Board

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A letter from Randall Williams, Chair of the newly formed Economic Development Advisory Board, to the Charles County business community. 

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Looking Local: Cardinal Scientific Continues Growth in Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, December 20, 2016

For our final Looking Local blog of 2016, we spoke to Scott Decker, Director of Operations at Cardinal Scientific, Inc., located in Waldorf.

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Meet the EDD: Lucinia Mundy

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, December 6, 2016

In our blog series, “Meet the EDD,” we regularly profile a member of our team. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County. Learn more about our Outreach Administrator Lucinia Mundy. 

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Spotlight: Why Charles County’s Health Industry is Thriving

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Charles County is well positioned to provide ample opportunities for health care providers seeking growth and individuals exploring employment or already working in the health care field. We share four reasons why Charles County is good for health services.

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Why We're Thankful for Charles County’s Small Businesses

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, November 22, 2016

With Thanksgiving around the corner, here at the EDD, we’ve been reflecting on what we’re thankful for. Besides being thankful for our work that allows us to interact with members of the Charles County community and promote the County as a great place for business, we’re extra thankful this year for the strong network of local businesses.

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4 Video Takeaways From the Fall Meeting

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, November 9, 2016
With four press releases and three news articles about the 2016 Fall Meeting, we know there are already a lot of words out there about the event. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a video must be worth a million. And, we have four! In short, the ... Read More...

Spotlight: Why Federal Contractors Choose Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Federal contracting is a growing industry in Charles County. We spoke to the founders of MESMO Inc. and AveningTech to learn what it's like to run a federal contracting company in Charles County.

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Looking Local: Meinhardt Properties Builds for Business in Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

For this month’s edition of “Looking Local,” we spoke to Randall Williams, President of Meinhardt Properties.

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Meet the EDD: Michelle DeSoto

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, September 21, 2016

In our blog series, “Meet the EDD,” we profile a member of our team each month. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County.

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5 Tips for a Perfect Pitch at Startup Maryland’s STRT1UP Road Show

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, September 12, 2016

Local entrepreneurs will get a chance to pitch their business ideas and receive valuable support from business mentors and other leaders in the entrepreneurial space at Startup Maryland’s STRT1UP Road Show in Indian Head on September 16.

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Looking Local: Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. Provides Solutions to Enterprise Problems

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

For this month’s “Looking Local” series, we spoke with LaTonya Barton, Business Manager of Waldorf-based Kingdomware Technologies, Inc.

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Meet the EDD: Taylor Yewell

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, July 25, 2016

Our new blog series, “Meet the EDD,” will profile a member of our team each month. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County.

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Looking Local: Island Music Company Brings the Beat to Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, June 27, 2016
For this month’s “Looking Local” series, we spoke with Keith Grasso, co-owner and co-manager of Island Music Company, located on Charles Street in La Plata, in what was once known as the P.S. Bowling and Ben Franklin building. A ... Read More...

Spotlight: Female Entrepreneurs in Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, June 13, 2016
Did you know? A recent study conducted by venture capital firm First Round Capital, which analyzed more than 300 companies and about 600 founders, found that female-founded startups “outperformed all-male teams,” despite the fact that ... Read More...

Introducing the Charles County Economic Development Strategic Plan

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Charles County Department of Economic Development recently released its five-year Economic Development Strategic Plan.

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Looking Local: Inside the TechFire™ Incubation Program

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, March 30, 2016
As part of this month’s “Looking Local” series, we spoke to TechFire’s Southern Maryland Incubation Program Manager Kim Mozingo to gain insight about the program and its resources for entrepreneurs in Southern Maryland, as ... Read More...

Looking Local: Modern Door Delivers Space Management Solutions

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Friday, February 26, 2016
As part of our “Looking Local” series, we recently spoke with Bill Dotson, President and Founder of White Plains-based Modern Door & Equipment Sales, Inc. Modern Door & Equipment Sales, Inc. offers products in space management ... Read More...

5 Reasons Why Businesses Love Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Friday, February 12, 2016

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing what makes Charles County such a loveable location for business.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles County’s Department of Economic Development

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Thursday, February 4, 2016
You probably already know that the Charles County Department of Economic Development is all about supporting local businesses and marketing the County’s business assets to attract investments, with the ultimate goal of increasing economic ... Read More...

Looking Local: Motobriiz Makes Motorcycle Maintenance Easy

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In the coming months, the Charles County Department of Economic Development will profile local businesses that you should know in our “Looking Local” series. For the first blog of this series, we recently spoke with Mike Steele, founder ... Read More...

Charles County Map Pen: A Simple Way to Show Our Strategic Location

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Have you ever struggled to explain to a stranger where exactly Charles County is located? We’ve tried it all: south of Washington D.C., west of the Chesapeake Bay, 10 miles south of National Harbor, close to the Capital…the list goes ... Read More...

Second Annual Shop La Plata A Success

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, December 14, 2015
On Saturday, Nov. 28 residents across Charles County celebrated Small Business Saturday. In conjunction with the “holiday,” the La Plata Business Association (LPBA) hosted its second annual Shop La Plata celebration. The LPBA sponsors ... Read More...

“Are We on the Same Page?”: Key Takeaways from November 3 Fall Meeting

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Friday, November 13, 2015
On November 3, members of the Charles County community gathered together for the annual Economic Development Fall Meeting. Unlike the typical meetings of past years, this year’s meeting, titled “Are We on the Same Page? Building ... Read More...

Are We on the Same Page? Developing a Strategic Plan for Charles County

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Charles County Department of Economic Development recently announced the development of a new five-year economic development strategic plan for the county. In partnership with Development Counsellors International (DCI) and Garner Economics LLC, ... Read More...

Charles County Energy Project Will Yield Long Term Economic and Environment Benefits

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Thursday, September 3, 2015
The Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) St. Charles Energy Center, a natural gas-fired power plant currently under construction, recently began overnight hauling operations. While there will be an increase in traffic over the next several weeks, with ... Read More...

The Department Recently Hosted 2nd Quarterly Business Roundtable

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, August 19, 2015
On July 30, the Charles County community gathered for the second Quarterly Business Roundtable to discuss what’s on the economic development horizon for the next quarter. Darrell Brown, the new Director of Charles County Economic Development, ... Read More...

Charles County Business Survey Garnered More Than 120 Responses!

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the 2015 Charles County Business Survey! We received more than 120 responses and appreciate your valuable feedback. Based on our initial analysis, we see encouraging optimism about the ... Read More...

When Is Charles County Getting a High-End Grocery Store?

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By and large, the most-requested service your Economic Development Department hears is that citizens desire a high-end grocery store. The 10,000 square foot MOM's Organic Market store in Waldorf has both performed very well and been received with ... Read More...

Views from Charles

Meet the EDD: Jennifer Reginald

Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

n our blog series, “Meet the EDD,” we regularly profile a member of our team. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County. Learn more about our Marketing Coordinator, Jennifer Reginald. 

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

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