Businesses looking to expand or considering Charles County for the first time will find that there are a wide range of incentives and programs to work with. The Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD) can help companies navigate the various incentive programs available to develop a customized package that best fits their business needs.

An incentive package is generally determined and offered based on one or more of the following:

  • Number of jobs created
  • Average wages of those new jobs
  • Gross annual payroll generated
  • Capital investment
  • Amount of new taxes generated by the project
  • Whether the project falls under one of Charles County's key industries
  • Other direct economic benefits to Charles County

The Charles County EDD can facilitate a variety of relocation and expansion incentives and provide assistance in the following areas:



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Meet the EDD: Martin Proulx

Published: Friday, March 9, 2018

Our “Meet the EDD” blog series regularly profile a member of our team. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff that are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County.

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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

“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