A Message from the Chair, Economic Development Advisory Board

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dear fellow Charles County business owners,

I’m writing to introduce myself and share an update on the newly established Economic Development Advisory Board. In October, I was appointed to the Advisory Board and selected to serve as the Board’s inaugural Chair. As a longstanding member of the Charles County business community, I’m excited to play a role in the County’s economic future. From the County’s location in the DC Metro Area to its affordability and great people, there are so many advantages to doing business here.   

In case you aren’t familiar, the Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) is a direct result of the implementation of the County’s five-year Economic Development Strategic Plan. The plan, developed in collaboration with Development Counsellors International and Garner Economics, includes more than a dozen recommendations that aim to increase the County’s long-term prosperity, creating a brighter economic future for Charles County. (You can check out the full plan here).

The EDAB will serve as a direct line of communication to the Economic Development Department and County Commissioners. Ongoing dialogue within our business community and public leadership is critical to the implementation of the Strategic Plan’s recommendations. As your Chair, I will work to ensure that your voices are heard, making sure that the Board can efficiently provide valuable input and feedback to the EDD’s programs, policies, and initiatives.

If you, like me, are passionate about the economic future of Charles County, I hope that you’ll get involved. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Advisory Board with your ideas, suggestions, and concerns regarding the implementation of the five-year Economic Development Strategic Plan. You can reach us at EDAB@MeetCharlesCounty.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!


Randall Williams
Chair, Economic Development Advisory Board
President, Meinhardt Properties

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