We’re Thankful for Charles County Business Resource Partners

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

It’s that time of year to remember what we’re thankful for, and at the Economic Development Department (EDD), we’re especially thankful for the business resource partners we work with to help Charles County businesses succeed and grow. We don’t always have the answers, and sometimes our job is just connecting businesses with the right resources.

This week of Thanksgiving, we want to highlight five resource partners we regularly work with and the services they offer. And, we want to give a heartfelt “thank you” for their collaboration throughout the year.

Maryland Department of Commerce 

As the state's primary economic development agency, the Maryland Department of Commerce stimulates private investment and creates jobs by attracting new businesses, encouraging the expansion and retention of existing companies, and providing workforce training and financial assistance to Maryland companies.

The State of Maryland has a variety of incentives for businesses at every phase. Charles County’s Economic Development Department can help you determine the incentives tailored to your business. Incentives include:

Technology Transfer: transferring bioscience or technology discoveries into practical, commercially-relevant products

Funding incentives in the form of loans, grants, or tax credits for targeted initiatives

Loan guarantees backed by the State of Maryland

Venture capital to foster rapid innovation

Grants for far-reaching technology product development 

Southern Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) 

The Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Southern Region, is located at the College of Southern Maryland La Plata campus and provides training and counseling services to new and existing businesses. They give guidance in the areas of money, management, and marketing.

Southern Maryland JobSource 

Southern Maryland JobSource provides programs and resources for businesses seeking talent and jobseekers seeking new or better employment. They have an office in Waldorf at 175 Post Office Road.

College of Southern Maryland

The College of Southern Maryland is a regionally-accredited community college offering a variety of learning options, student services, and workforce development support.

The Workforce Center at CSM crafts custom solutions to area businesses in a variety of industries.

The Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute at CSM nurtures the region’s entrepreneurs and innovators , complementing the array of business programs at the college through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the network of CSM institutes designed to help the college build relationships with local businesses and organizations.

Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) 

The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) is shaping the future of farms and food through extensive support of regional farms through marketing and outreach to consumers. They support local agriculture through educational outreach, community engagement, grants, marketing, special events, and business development support to new and existing agricultural ventures.

For more info on Business Support, please visit http://www.meetcharlescounty.com/business-support

Views from Charles

Charles County Martial Arts and Fitness Center for the Entire Family

Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Like most successful entrepreneurs, Mr. Jeremy Gray started Southern Maryland Martial Arts and Fitness over 15 years ago, in both Bryans Road and La Plata, because of an unmet need he knew he could ...

“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