Major Employers

Charles County is on the verge of experiencing unprecedented business growth as more businesses and companies are taking note of what the County has to offer both new and existing companies. Several factors make Charles County an attractive location for development including its highly skilled workforce, very strong infrastructure, and its strategic location (proximity to DC, access to waterfront land, etc.). 

Employer 2018   Product/Service
Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head *3,574   Military Installation
Charles County Board of Education 3,631   Public Education
Charles County Government 1,389   Local Government
University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center  680   Medical Services
The Lane Construction Corporation  640   HQ/Construction/Technology
Waldorf Chevy/Cadillac, Honda, Ford, Toyota/Scion, Dodge  561   Retail
College of Southern Maryland **550   Higher Education
BJ's Wholesale Club 452   Retail
Southern Maryland Electric Coop. ( SMECO) 434   Energy Products and Services
Target 400   Retail
McDonald's 395   Restaurants
Safeway 391   Retail
Sagepoint Senior Living Services (formerly CCNRC) 367   Nursing Care
The Wills Group 339   HQ/Fuel Distribution & Marketing
Walmart/Sam's Club 338   Retail
Genesis Health Care La Plata Center 274   Nursing Care
Lowe's 255   Retail
ADJ Sheet Metal 240    Metals/Manufacturing
Spring Dell Center 195   Services-Dev. Disabled Individuals
Bloomin' Brands (formerly OSI Restaurant Partners) 189   Restaurants
Darden Restaurants 178   Restaurants
NRG (formerly GenOn) 163   Power Generation
Solar City 150   Renewable Energy
Keller Transportation 150   Bus Transportation
Home Depot (mostly PT employees) 130   Retail
Panera Bread 127   Restaurants
Cracker Barrel Old Country 121   Restaurants
Sears, Roebuck & Co 120   Retail
Community Bank of the Chesapeake 109   Banking
Best Buy 100   Retail
Modern Door 81   Manufacturing
Reliable Contracting 75   Construction Services
*number represents federal, military, and contractor employees      
**number excludes Adjunct Faculty      

Source: Charles County Economic Development Department, 2018

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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

“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