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, the county will develop an action plan to improve business competitiveness, leverage the county’s assets to strengthen existing businesses and identify new investment opportunity.

Everyone in the county is encouraged to share their perspectives to ensure the development of a successful plan and to make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding the county’s economic future.  To allow all residents and business individuals to provide their input and voice individual ideas and concerns, the Department of Economic Development broadcast an electronic survey to the community on Oct. 16. All responses must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 in order to be considered for analysis.

A new focus on community collaboration has shaped this year’s annual Economic Development Fall Meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Instead of the typical meeting, the “Annual Economic Development Summit,” this year’s meeting, titled, “Are We on the Same Page? Building Consensus” will focus on the strategic plan. President and Founder Jay Garner of Garner Economics LLC will be the keynote speaker, sharing his insights on what makes good communities great.

The Charles County Department of Economic Development calls on the community to work together towards a successful future for Charles County. Take the electronic survey and/or RSVP for the Fall Meeting today.

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