Spotlight on Two Economic Development Partners

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, December 5, 2017

We just celebrated our Fall Meeting, and we are grateful to our generous sponsors who helped make the meeting a success. The Fall Meeting was sponsored by 19 local businesses and they all make significant contributions to our community in just about every business sector imaginable. In particular, we want to recognize our Diamond sponsors, two organizations that both make a lasting impact on Charles County’’ s communities.

Charles County Public Library

The Charles County Public Library provides a setting for people to discover new things and continue to learn. As a trusted source for information, the Charles County Public Library helps its visitors sort through the overwhelming amount of information that is available in our 21st century world. In addition to providing a wealth of knowledge, the library also offers space for community gatherings. Whether it’s a resume writing workshop, a book reading or a gaming event, the Charles County Public Library brings people together.

“I think the library and the economic development department are great partners,” said Janet Salazar, director of the Charles County Public Library. “We decided to be a sponsor for this event because when you have a thriving economy, it’’ s good for a public library, and when you have a thriving public library, it’s good for the economy.”

Salazar applauded the Fall Meeting for exceeding her expectations every year. She explained that although public libraries may seem out of place at an economic development event, they are a very important part of a community because are embedded in business partnerships and they provide business resources. Salazar also announced that the library will be opening a resource center in the near future that will house resources for small businesses and non-profits so these organizations can excel and expand within Charles County.

Meinhardt Properties

Meinhardt Properties is a huge asset to Charles County’s business community. A family-owned real estate company, they specialize in medical and office space. With over 250,000 square feet of office and retail space, they are an integral part of the ongoing economic development in Charles County.

Randall Williams, president of Meinhardt Properties and member of the Economic Development Advisory Board, praises the Fall Meeting for being exciting and great every year. He says he enjoys the event’’ s informative nature and the opportunity to introduce his employees to some of his colleagues from the board in a face-to-face meeting.

“It’s very important that we keep our connection with Charles County –– it’s a very deep set connection ,” Williams said. “We try to do everything we can help Charles County and we appreciate the way they assist local businesses like ours.”

From all of us here at Charles County Economic Development, thank you to our Diamond sponsors for the help you provide not only to our Fall Meeting but to the communities in Charles County. We look forward to seeing what you can accomplish by our next Fall Meeting!


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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

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


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


The Welburn Organization