Business Development Loan Fund for Women, Minorities and Veterans (Microloan)

This fund offers loans up to $35,000 to small, disadvantaged (MBE, WBE, Veteran) businesses. Company must demonstrate viability. View brochure. Download application.

Targeted Industry Loan Fund

This fund offers loans to eligible companies relocating or expanding businesses within targeted industries. Intended as gap financing. Up to $100,000 and 15 year repayment, below prime rate. View brochure. Download application.

Maryland Commercial PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) Loans

PACE financing provides 100% up-front capital to commercial property owners to implement building upgrades that save energy and lower operating costs. Improvements are repaid through a long-term surcharge on the property tax bill that transfers with sale of the property. Read more.

Economic Development Revenue Bonds

Also termed an industrial revenue bond (IRB), this bond issue is sponsored by the County but the proceeds are directed to a private, for-profit business, allowing the company to benefit from the government's status as a tax-exempt entity. Most applicable to manufacturing.

Private Activity Bonds (Tax Exempt or Taxable)

Qualified private activity bonds are tax-exempt bonds issued by a state or local government, the proceeds of which are used for a defined qualified purpose by an entity other than the government issuing the bonds.

Tax Increment Financing

Available within Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District(s). The County may issue bonds to pay for infrastructure for a new or expanding development in the designated area(s). The debt is repaid by the additional increment of taxes generated by the new project and increased assessments in the TIF District. Almost all infrastructures within the designated area(s) are eligible.

* IRBs and private activity bonds are subject to special IRS requirements.





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Views from Charles

Charles County’s Three Opportunity Zones to Encourage Investment

Published: Thursday, August 16, 2018
In June 2018, Charles County was awarded Opportunity Zones designations for three census tracts: The Town of Indian Head; An area west of U.S. 301 in Waldorf – the southbound side – from ...

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Lucretia Freeman-Buster
Chief of Business Development

Charles County EDD
10665 Stanhaven Place

Suite 206

White Plains, MD 20695

Phone: 301-885-1344

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Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

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Doug Egan
Chief Executive Officer
Competitive Power Ventures

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Joshua Justice

Just Tech


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Katharine Tate
 Executive Director of Provider Engagement and Community Relations

Righttime Medical Care

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Southern Maryland Business Center

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