IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair Inspires and Connects Local Entrepreneurs

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
The Economic Development Department, in partnership with College of Southern Maryland’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute, hosted the first IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair on Friday, May 12. More than 70 current and potential entrepreneurs had the opportunity to meet and network with 20 exhibiting business resource partners, and learn more»

Economic Development Receives Marketing Award for Map Pen

Published Friday, May 12, 2017
The Economic Development Department (EDD) received the 2017 Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) Marketing Award in the small community category for its Map Pen marketing campaign. The honor was presented at MEDA’s annual conference on Monday, May 1. MEDA’s awards celebrate the people, projects, and programs that are transforming more»

IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair to be Held May 12

Published Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Registration now open The Economic Development Department, in partnership with College of Southern Maryland’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute, is hosting the IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair on Friday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus (8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata) in the Center for more»

IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair | SoMD

Published Friday, March 31, 2017

$2.5 Million Renovation of Bryans Road Shopping Center

Published Tuesday, March 21, 2017
McLean, VA, March 21, 2017 – S2 Capital Partners, LLC kicked off their renovation of the Bryans Road Shopping Center located in Charles County, Maryland with a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 13, 2017. The event honored all those supporting the renovation including the Charles County Economic Development Department and the Permits and more»

Bryans Road Shopping Center Getting Facelift | SoMD

Published Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sponsorship Opportunities Available for IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair

Published Thursday, March 16, 2017
Sponsorships deadline is March 24 The Economic Development Department, in partnership with College of Southern Maryland’s Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute, is hosting the IGNITE Charles County Business Resource Fair on Friday, May 12 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata Campus (8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata) in the more»

MEDA Announces 2017 Award Winners

Published Thursday, February 23, 2017
BALTIMORE, Md. – The Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA) announces the recipients of the 2017 MEDA Awards, which celebrate the people, projects, and programs that are transforming lives by creating opportunities, inspiring innovation, and enriching communities across the state. Sponsored by Miles & Stockbridge P.C., the MEDA Awards more»

New Tech Meetup Coming to Indian Head

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
The Economic Development Department announced the county’s first Southern Maryland Innovation and Technology (SMIT) meetup to be held on Wednesday, March 1, at the Black Box Theater (4185 Indian Head Highway, Indian Head) at 6 p.m. Prior to the meetup, there will be a ribbon cutting for the new Technology Transfer, Training, and TechFire™ (T4) more»

County Announces Economic Development Advisory Board Members

Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Charles County announced today the members of the newly formed Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), an entity created by the Board of Commissioners. The advisory board is one of the key recommendations from the county’s recently launched five-year Economic Development Strategic Plan, “A Proactive Approach to Shaping the Economic Future of more»

Economic Development Discusses the County’s Future at Fall Meeting

Published Friday, November 4, 2016
The Department of Economic Development hosted its annual Fall Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf). With over 200 people in attendance, participants gained an inside look behind the curtain of economic development from expert panelists of the public and private sectors. more»

County Earns Highest Bond Ratings from All Three Major Rating Agencies

Published Friday, November 4, 2016
For the first time in its history, Charles County has achieved the distinction of earning a triple-A bond rating – the highest credit rating possible – from the nation’s top bond rating agencies (Fitch Ratings, S&P Global Ratings, and Moody’s Investor’s Service). In separate announcements, Fitch and S&P affirmed the more»

PHOTO RELEASE: Economic Development Held Annual Fall Meeting

Published Wednesday, November 2, 2016
On Tuesday, Nov.1, the Department of Economic Development held its annual Fall Meeting. The event entitled, “Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County” focused on the recently completed, five-year economic development strategic plan and provided an inside look of the county’s economic development. The Department of Economic more»

Economic Development to Hold Annual Fall Meeting Nov. 1

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
“Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County” The Charles County Department of Economic Development will host its annual Fall meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf) from 8 a.m. to noon. The event theme this year is, “Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County.” more»

County Announces New Economic Development Advisory Board

Published Monday, September 12, 2016
Applications now accepted for board members Charles County announced today the formation of a new Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), an entity created by the County Commissioners and one of the Economic Development Strategic Plan’s key recommendations. Applications are now available for eligible Charles County candidates to serve on the more»

STRT1UP Road Show Coming to Indian Head Sept. 16

Published Friday, September 2, 2016
Local entrepreneurship advocates and Startup Maryland are bringing the STRT1UP Road Show to Charles County. The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Indian Head Village Green (100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head). This year marks the fifth annual state-wide STRT1UP Road Show tour. more»

Chutes Manufacturer Opens New Facility, Adding 15 County Jobs

Published Friday, August 26, 2016
On Thursday, Aug. 25, CHUTES International, a leading chutes manufacturer and distributor, opened its newly expanded Charles County facility. Located at 33 Industrial Park Drive in Waldorf, the new facility allows additional space for a second manufacturing line and minimizes products being outsourced. Through a partnership with the Department of Economic more»

Brown Joins Advisory Board for Maryland’s Small Business Development Center

Published Monday, July 11, 2016
County Administrator, Michael D. Mallinoff, Esq., ICMA-CM is pleased to announce that the Director of the Department of Economic Development, Darrell Brown, Esq. will serve on Maryland’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisory Board. SBDCs are a part of the federal government’s Small Business Administration, which works with colleges, more»

Economic Development Strategic Plan Now Available Online

Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Today the Department of Economic Development released its Economic Development Strategic Plan, a five-year action plan to increase the county’s long-term economic prosperity. The Strategic Plan is available for online viewing at www.MeetCharlesCounty.com. The county developed the plan in partnership with Development Counsellors International (DCI), more»

Seminar on Doing Business with Charles County Government and the State of Maryland Scheduled April 28

Published Thursday, March 31, 2016
Affairs Michael Mallinoff, county administrator, Charles County Government Darrell Brown, director, Charles County Department of Economic Development Participants will learn how to: Register and certify their small business or minority-owned business with Charles County Government and the State of Maryland. Access county and state business resources and more»

Yewell Named Waldorf Urban Redevelopment Corridor Manager

Published Tuesday, March 8, 2016
County Administrator Michael D. Mallinoff is pleased to announce the hiring of Taylor Yewell as the Waldorf Urban Redevelopment Corridor (WURC) manager. Yewell will begin his employment with Charles County Government on Monday, March 7. As the WURC manager, Yewell will manage the county’s redevelopment efforts in the Waldorf urban corridor, and work more»

Small Local and Minority Business Enterprise Programs Merge with Department of Economic Development

Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The Charles County Commissioners wish to announce the relocation of the Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) programs. Previously administered by the Purchasing Office, the SLBE and MBE programs will now be managed by the Department of Economic Development, located at 10665 Stanhaven Place, Suite 206, White Plains. more»

Charles County, Stadium Authority Release Waldorf Civic Center Feasibility Study

Published Monday, December 21, 2015
The Charles County Commissioners and the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) are pleased to announce the study, “Market and Economic Analysis for a Proposed New Multi-Purpose Civic Center in Waldorf,” is complete and available for public viewing. Crossroads Consulting Services, LLC, and Convergence Design conducted the study, which analyzed the more»

Getting On the Same Page | SOMD

Published Friday, November 6, 2015

U.S. Army Selects Charles County as New Army Reserve Center Location

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Charles County Government is pleased to announce the U.S. Army will build a new Army Reserve Center in White Plains, MD. The 90,000-square-foot facility will be built on 15 acres of land the federal government purchased for approximately $1.2 million. The seller was represented by Shasho Consulting, P.A. of White Plains, and the Army has awarded the more»

Participation Requested for Economic Development Business Survey

Published Monday, October 19, 2015
During the next two weeks, Charles County residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in a brief, 10-minute online survey for an economic development analysis to be used by the Charles County Department of Economic Development. The analysis is part of a strategic planning process to result in a new, five-year economic development strategic plan more»

County to Develop Economic Development Strategic Plan

Published Thursday, October 15, 2015
On Thursday, Oct. 15, the Department of Economic Development announced it will develop a five-year Charles County Economic Development Strategic Plan, in partnership with Development Counsellors International (DCI) and Garner Economics LLC. The purpose of the plan is to provide the county with an action plan to improve business competitiveness, leverage the more»

Charles County Department of Economic Development Receives International Excellence Award

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The Charles County Department of Economic Development is the recipient of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence in Economic Development Bronze Award for its recently redesigned website, MeetCharlesCounty.com and branding. The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 6, during the 2015 IEDC Annual Conference, more»

Leading Chutes Manufacturer Expands in Charles County

Published Tuesday, August 25, 2015
CHUTES International, a leading chutes manufacturer and distributor, is expanding its Charles County operations. A Charles County employer since 1989, the firm outgrew its 12,000-square-foot White Plains-based plant. In fall 2015, CHUTES will move to a new, 45,000-square-foot facility located at 33 Industrial Park Drive, Waldorf. The additional space will more»

County Named one of the Nation’s Most Digitally Advanced Counties

Published Tuesday, July 14, 2015
The County Commissioners are pleased to announce that the Center for Digital Government (CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) have selected Charles County as one of the nation’s most digitally advanced county in the 150,000 – 249,999 population category. This is the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services’ more»

Brown Appointed as Economic Development Director

Published Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Charles County Administrator Michael Mallinoff is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Darrell A. Brown as the director of Economic Development. Brown will begin his employment with Charles County Government on Monday, July 27. Brown brings to the county strong economic development and government experience at many levels, and demonstrated exemplary more»

Charles County, MD Launches New Economic Development Website

Published Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Charles County announced today the launch of a redesigned economic development website, MeetCharlesCounty.com.

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Rating Agencies Affirm County’s High Bond Ratings

Published Friday, September 12, 2014

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce Fitch Ratings and Moody’s Investors Services affirmed high ratings for the county's general obligation bonds. Moody's Investors Service assigned an "Aa1" rating, and Fitch Ratings assigned Charles County's general obligation bonds an "AAA" rating, the highest rating issued by the agency.

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CPV Secures Financing to Move Forward With County Energy Project

Published Friday, August 8, 2014

The Charles County Commissioners announced that Maryland-based Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) and partners Marubeni Power and Toyota Tsusho announced today they have closed financing with GE unit (NYSE:GE) GE Energy Financial Services and 14 other lenders for the $775 million CPV St. Charles Energy Center under construction in Waldorf, Md.

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State Provides Charles County with $250,000 to Create New Targeted Industries Loan Fun

Published Monday, June 9, 2014

The Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) announced today that the state has approved a $250,000 grant to the Board of Charles County Commissioners.

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Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland and Maryland Broadband Cooperative Announce Broadband Utilization Assessment

Published Monday, April 14, 2014

The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland and the Maryland Broadband Cooperative invite all Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s County businesses to participate in a broadband business assessment. 

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Manufacturing Firms Bring Job Opportunities to County

Published Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Charles County Commissioners are pleased to announce the move of two affiliated manufacturing firms to Charles County, resulting in nearly 50 new county jobs. MPM Communications, LCC, commonly known as ABR Services, is a 40-employee company that is relocating from Woodbridge, Va. starting in December 2013. Jim Buckley Offsetting & Services, Inc., known as JBO Printing, relocated nine jobs from Forestville, Md. to Waldorf in June 2013.

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Why Retailers Choose Charles County

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

As one of the fastest growing counties in the state of Maryland, Charles County is well-positioned to develop its retail industry to accommodate this growing population. We share four reasons why retailers choose Charles County.

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“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’s strategic location in the DC Metro region affords us networking and business opportunities with some of the top names in our industry."

George Nash
Director of Business Development
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