Views from Charles
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
We welcome this guest blog post from Ashley Johnson, Technical Director, NSWC IHEODTD, about work at the base and technology transfer initiatives.
Over the past year NSWC IHEODTD has been rolling out a series of strategic initiatives designed to ... Read More...
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A letter from Randall Williams, Chair of the newly formed Economic Development Advisory Board, to the Charles County business community. Read More...
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
In our blog series, “Meet the EDD,” we regularly profile a member of our team. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County. Learn more about our Outreach Administrator Lucinia Mundy. Read More...
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Charles County is well positioned to provide ample opportunities for health care providers seeking growth and individuals exploring employment or already working in the health care field. We share four reasons why Charles County is good for health services. Read More...
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
With Thanksgiving around the corner, here at the EDD, we’ve been reflecting on what we’re thankful for. Besides being thankful for our work that allows us to interact with members of the Charles County community and promote the County as a great place for business, we’re extra thankful this year for the strong network of local businesses. Read More...
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
With four press releases and three news articles about the 2016 Fall Meeting, we know there are already a lot of words out there about the event. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, a video must be worth a million.
And, we have four!
In short, the ... Read More...
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Federal contracting is a growing industry in Charles County. We spoke to the founders of MESMO Inc. and AveningTech to learn what it's like to run a federal contracting company in Charles County. Read More...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
For this month’s edition of “Looking Local,” we spoke to Randall Williams, President of Meinhardt Properties. Read More...
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
In our blog series, “Meet the EDD,” we profile a member of our team each month. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County. Read More...
Monday, September 12, 2016
Local entrepreneurs will get a chance to pitch their business ideas and receive valuable support from business mentors and other leaders in the entrepreneurial space at Startup Maryland’s STRT1UP Road Show in Indian Head on September 16. Read More...
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Our new blog series, “Meet the EDD,” will profile a member of our team each month. Through our interviews, we hope you get to know the hardworking members of our staff, who are dedicated to the economic vitality of Charles County. Read More...
Monday, June 27, 2016
For this month’s “Looking Local” series, we spoke with Keith Grasso, co-owner and co-manager of Island Music Company, located on Charles Street in La Plata, in what was once known as the P.S. Bowling and Ben Franklin building.
A ... Read More...
Monday, June 13, 2016
Did you know? A recent study conducted by venture capital firm First Round Capital, which analyzed more than 300 companies and about 600 founders, found that female-founded startups “outperformed all-male teams,” despite the fact that ... Read More...
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Charles County Department of Economic Development recently released its five-year Economic Development Strategic Plan. Read More...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
As part of this month’s “Looking Local” series, we spoke to TechFire’s Southern Maryland Incubation Program Manager Kim Mozingo to gain insight about the program and its resources for entrepreneurs in Southern Maryland, as ... Read More...
Friday, February 26, 2016
As part of our “Looking Local” series, we recently spoke with Bill Dotson, President and Founder of White Plains-based Modern Door & Equipment Sales, Inc.
Modern Door & Equipment Sales, Inc. offers products in space management ... Read More...
Friday, February 12, 2016
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing what makes Charles County such a loveable location for business. Read More...
Thursday, February 4, 2016
You probably already know that the Charles County Department of Economic Development is all about supporting local businesses and marketing the County’s business assets to attract investments, with the ultimate goal of increasing economic ... Read More...
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
In the coming months, the Charles County Department of Economic Development will profile local businesses that you should know in our “Looking Local” series. For the first blog of this series, we recently spoke with Mike Steele, founder ... Read More...
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Have you ever struggled to explain to a stranger where exactly Charles County is located?
We’ve tried it all: south of Washington D.C., west of the Chesapeake Bay, 10 miles south of National Harbor, close to the Capital…the list goes ... Read More...
Monday, December 14, 2015
On Saturday, Nov. 28 residents across Charles County celebrated Small Business Saturday. In conjunction with the “holiday,” the La Plata Business Association (LPBA) hosted its second annual Shop La Plata celebration. The LPBA sponsors ... Read More...
Friday, November 13, 2015
On November 3, members of the Charles County community gathered together for the annual Economic Development Fall Meeting. Unlike the typical meetings of past years, this year’s meeting, titled “Are We on the Same Page? Building ... Read More...
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
The Charles County Department of Economic Development recently announced the development of a new five-year economic development strategic plan for the county. In partnership with Development Counsellors International (DCI) and Garner Economics LLC, ... Read More...
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) St. Charles Energy Center, a natural gas-fired power plant currently under construction, recently began overnight hauling operations. While there will be an increase in traffic over the next several weeks, with ... Read More...
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
On July 30, the Charles County community gathered for the second Quarterly Business Roundtable to discuss what’s on the economic development horizon for the next quarter.
Darrell Brown, the new Director of Charles County Economic Development, ... Read More...
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the 2015 Charles County Business Survey! We received more than 120 responses and appreciate your valuable feedback. Based on our initial analysis, we see encouraging optimism about the ... Read More...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
By and large, the most-requested service your Economic Development Department hears is that citizens desire a high-end grocery store. The 10,000 square foot MOM's Organic Market store in Waldorf has both performed very well and been received with ... Read More...
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
The Department recently hosted the County’s first site selection consultant familiarization (FAM) tour, which aimed to better acquaint site selectors with Charles County and the business assets the County has to offer for business investment ... Read More...
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