5 Things You Didnít Know About Charles Countyís 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 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. 

To learn more about the Department, connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, or email info@meetcharlescounty.com

 

 

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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