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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...

Charles County Hosts First Site Selection Consultants Familiarization Tour

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Department recently hosted the County’s first site selection consultant familiarization (FAM) tour, which aimed to better acquaint site selectors with Charles County and the business assets the County has to offer for business investment ... Read More...

Charles County Issues Business Survey to Better Serve the Community

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Friday, June 19, 2015
The Charles County Department of Economic Development (EDD) is working to improve the lines of communication with our business community, through the launch of our first “2015 Charles County Business Survey.” We envision the survey ... Read More...

Three Takeaways from the Quarterly Business Roundtable

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, May 13, 2015
We recently hosted our first Quarterly Business Roundtable, where Marcia Keeth, acting director, and Debra Jones, business development manager, provided economic development and business updates to 48 members of the local business community. The ... Read More...

Five Reasons Why Charles County is DC’s “Best Kept Secret"

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, May 5, 2015
National magazines are beginning to learn what local businesses and residents have long known: Charles County, Maryland is ‘Washington, DC’s best kept secret.’ Expansion Solutions, a national magazine that highlights top locations ... Read More...

We Welcome You to “Meet Charles County”

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Monday, March 30, 2015
Finally! After months of planning, the Charles County Economic Development Department is thrilled with the launch of our new website. Sleek and easy to navigate, this site will serve relevant information and resources for corporate executives, site ... Read More...

Views from Charles

Meet the EDD: Taylor Yewell

Published: 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.

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

Published: 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 ...

Spotlight: Female Entrepreneurs in Charles County

Published: 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 ...

Introducing the Charles County Economic Development Strategic Plan

Published: Thursday, May 26, 2016

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

Looking Local: Inside the TechFire™ Incubation Program

Published: 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 ...

Looking Local: Modern Door Delivers Space Management Solutions

Published: 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 ...

5 Reasons Why Businesses Love Charles County

Published: Friday, February 12, 2016

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

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

Published: 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, ...

Looking Local: Motobriiz Makes Motorcycle Maintenance Easy

Published: 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 ...

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

Published: 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 ...

Second Annual Shop La Plata A Success

Published: 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 ...

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

Published: 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? Developing a Strategic Plan for Charles County

Published: 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 ...

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

Published: 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 ...

The Department Recently Hosted 2nd Quarterly Business Roundtable

Published: 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 ...

Charles County Business Survey Garnered More Than 120 Responses!

Published: 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 ...

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

Published: 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 ...

Charles County Hosts First Site Selection Consultants Familiarization Tour

Published: Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Department recently hosted the County’s first site selection consultant familiarization (FAM) tour, which aimed to better acquaint site selectors with Charles County and the business assets ...

Charles County Issues Business Survey to Better Serve the Community

Published: Friday, June 19, 2015
The Charles County Department of Economic Development (EDD) is working to improve the lines of communication with our business community, through the launch of our first “2015 Charles County ...

Three Takeaways from the Quarterly Business Roundtable

Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2015
We recently hosted our first Quarterly Business Roundtable, where Marcia Keeth, acting director, and Debra Jones, business development manager, provided economic development and business updates to ...

Five Reasons Why Charles County is DC’s “Best Kept Secret"

Published: Tuesday, May 5, 2015
National magazines are beginning to learn what local businesses and residents have long known: Charles County, Maryland is ‘Washington, DC’s best kept secret.’ Expansion Solutions, ...

We Welcome You to “Meet Charles County”

Published: Monday, March 30, 2015
Finally! After months of planning, the Charles County Economic Development Department is thrilled with the launch of our new website. Sleek and easy to navigate, this site will serve relevant ...

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“Charles County is a great central location for us to have access to all of our customers. We do business with NSWC Carderock, Naval Research Laboratory, NAWCAD Patuxent River, NSWC Dahlgren, and Indian Head Naval Support Facility, to name a few.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“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 is where we started our company and where we grew and expanded. We now operate our managed print and managed IT solutions in five states and provide custom apps all around the globe. Our headquarters is still in Charles County, an excellent place to conduct business and recruit highly skilled individuals for our ever growing team!"

Joshua Justice
President

Just Tech

 

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

Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

“Charles County is a great place for businesses to start, grow, and thrive! We've worked with over 100 businesses since we opened our doors in Charles County, and I've witnessed the majority of these businesses achieve all three.”

Darlene M. Breck

Owner

Southern Maryland Business Center

“Charles County is a great place to do business because of the passion of the business community and the residents who strive to make it the best that it can be."

Andrew W. Welburn

President

The Welburn Organization