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 prosperity in the community. Beyond our daily work, here are five things that you probably didn’t know about us:
1. We're Growing!
The local and minority business programs (SLBE and MBE) recently merged with the Department of Economic Development. Lucinia Mundy, who recently joined our team as Outreach Administrator, oversees those programs. Welcome Lucinia!
2. Data Drives Us.
Claudia, our Economic Research Specialist, lives and breathes data, while Marcia, our Business Development Manager for Retention & Expansion, thinks data is breathtaking. This combination helps us because, as we look to the future, all of our decisions will be data-driven.
3. We’re Involved.
When we’re not working hard in the office, we share our time with the community as volunteers. In fact, Lucinia was recently recognized for her volunteer service. She has volunteered for more than 50 organizations and progressive, grassroots movements including the Twenty-Twenty Corporation, the Charles County Substance Abuse Coalition and 24-Hours of Reality: The Climate Crisis Project.
4. We Love to Travel.
We all enjoy living and working in Charles County, but we also love to explore the world through travel. From Mexico to Ireland and beyond, our team takes great pleasure in discovering new places.
Our Marketing and Communications Specialist Jennifer studied abroad in Germany as a college student, and, more recently, has visited her husband’s home country of Sri Lanka, as well as his family in England and Canada.
Darrell, Director of the Department, has visited the UK and France. He also spent several years living and working in the Caribbean.
Business Development Manager of Attraction and Recruitment Debra doesn’t travel without her two Boykin Spaniels, Noodle and Bailey. She enjoys many road trips with her husband and their travel companions.
5. We Chose Charles County.
Most of us are transplants to the County, coming from a range of places like Georgia, Indiana, Texas and more. We were attracted to Charles because of its high quality of life and strategic location as part of the Washington, D.C. metro area.