We recently hosted our first Quarterly Business Roundtable, where Marcia Keeth, acting director, and Debra Jones, business development manager, provided economic development and business updates to 48 members of the local business community. The attendees were updated on the Economic Development Department’s recent re-branding campaign, major business attraction and retention successes, and on new business initiatives in the County.
Three main highlights from the event:
1. More than $600 million recently invested in Charles County – The Economic Development Department has been working with several new business and expansion opportunities in the County. Companies that have recently invested in the County include Competitive Power Ventures, Inc. (CPV), PSEG Waldorf Solar Energy Center, Mid-Atlantic Healthcare/Restore, and Chutes International. Together they are investing upwards of $600 million in our local economy.
2. A new economic development website – The Department recently underwent a re-branding campaign to better market the community as a great place for business to corporate executives and the business community. This included the launch of a new website, tagline, and logo. The new and improved site is easy to navigate, is search engine optimized, and offers carefully curated information and resources for local businesses and potential investors.
3. Putting a priority on outreach & open dialogue – Charles County has a strong value proposition that makes it a good location for business investment. We need to get this message out there to key decision makers and the site selector community, through working with the media and direct outreach. The Department is engaged in outreach efforts through multiple channels, including outreach to the media, site selection consultants, business executives and the local business community. However, it is equally important that we continue to work closely with businesses that are already here to help them grow and succeed, and having that continuous and open dialogue within our community is crucial to this effort.
Were you unable to attend this quarter’s Business Roundtable? You can watch a live taping of the event. Also,be sure to join us for the next roundtable on July 29, so stay tuned for more info. To view the presentation from the Roundtable click here. Also, be sure to check out our Facebook page for some great photos from the event.