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 following videos were shown at the Fall Meeting and encompass what was discussed and explain how we'll implement our 5-year economic development strategic plan.

Tell the Story 

We have to help the public understand the growth and economy of Charles County, and it is upon us to tell that story as accurately and concisely as possible. We have several outlets to tell the story, including social media and a monthly E-News, where we share our initiatives and what’s available in the community for business people.

Execute Effectively

Delivering quality economic development services to our clients (the business community) is very important. A new advisory board advises our director, Darrell Brown, and the department regarding policies, initiatives, and activities we are engaged in.

Enhance the Product

Our product is the county. Our assets are the people, businesses, great quality of life, education institutions, military facilities, and strategic location close to Washington DC. Enhancing the product is taking good places and making them better. Our quarterly business roundtables are important to us and an opportunity to interface with the business community.

The Big Picture

"It's all part of the big picture--the 3-legged stool, whereas, the project is the stool itself. We have the product, we have the service, and we have the marketing (telling the story). Put it all together and you have the project." -Marcia Keeth, Deputy Director

Thanks to our Fall Meeting attendees who gave feedback about the videos on the Fall Meeting survey!

Videos were excellent and a great modern touch that allowed for seamless transitions!

Videos were top notch!

I enjoyed the videos and how they served as an introduction for each topic and/or panel.

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Find A Property

“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