Local & Minority Business Programs
Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) Program
The SLBE Program was established in 2012 by the Charles County Commissioners to encourage a positive impact on the growth and prosperity of small local firms and the economy of Charles County by using its market power in its purchasing of goods and services to benefit these firms. In order to qualify for the Program, businesses must first be certified in the State of Maryland's Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program, and then be certified by the Purchasing Office as a "local" business. Once fully registered, SLBE firms are eligible for preferences in County procurement subject to the SLBE Program.
To learn more, including how to register, contact Lucinia Mundy.
Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program
The MBE Program was established by the Charles County Commissioners to encourage minority business participation in the County's procurement process. The Program has an aspirational MBE participation goal of 25%. The County conducts its own MBE registration, and recognizes MBE certification by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Federal 8-A certification. Information concerning the Charles County Program and County registration process may be obtained from Lucinia Mundy.
MBE checklist for businesses
How the County Purchases Commodities and Services
Views from Charles
Ignite Entrepreneurship: Tips for Success from the College of Southern Marylandís Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute
In our newest blog series, “Ignite Entrepreneurship,” we profile local entrepreneurs to learn more about what “ignited” their success, and also gain insights about being an entrepreneur in Charles County. For the first blog of this series, we sat down with Thomas Luginbill, director of the College of Southern Maryland’s newly-established Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute (EII).
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