Army Reserves Center

 

The Army Reserves Center in White Plains is now fully operational and used for Army Reserves training and day-to-day activities. It is also home to a vehicle maintenance shop and a recruitment and retention office.

The center consolidated three existing smaller Maryland Army Reserves centers into the new location, creating 60 to 70 new full-time equivalent jobs in Charles County. Seventeen units in the 99th Army Reserve Group train at the facility, with approximately 200 reservists each, 37 weekends per year. This will stimulate significant local spending at hotels, restaurants, and other establishments.

HOW IT STARTED

Economic Development worked with the Army Corps of Engineers on this project starting in Fall 2013 and approved an expedited status for the project, which increased the County's competitiveness during the site selection process.

In Fall 2015, the U.S. Government acquired a 15-acre site in White Plains to construct a newly built, 90,000-square-foot Army Reserves Training facility. Site work began in Summer 2017. The value of this project's design-build contract exceeds $20 Million.

FEDERAL CONTRACTING IN CHARLES COUNTY

Army reservists at the new center join the more than 3,000 people employed at county military installations such as the Naval Support Facility Indian Head. In addition to the Navy’s strong presence in the county, Charles boasts a large number of federal/defense contractors such as Vulcan Engineering and Manufacturing, Cardinal Scientific, Zekiah Technologies, and Energetics Technology Center.

Organizations in Charles County not only benefit from the county’s strategic location in the Washington DC metro area, but also from access to a highly skilled workforce and quality commercial and industrial spaces. While the county itself continues to build a strong federal contracting industry, the state of Maryland overall ranks second per capita and fourth in total overall for procurement of federal goods and services.

Views from Charles

#MyCharlesCounty and other ways to make a difference

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2019

For those who work in economic development, pointing out a community’s assets is part of the job.  But sometimes, it’s what its citizens say that makes a difference.  This is a true story told by a local businessman who’s now in Southern Maryland but moved here from another state. 

“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
President

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

Owner

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

President

The Welburn Organization