Views from Charles

Thriving In An Unsettled Business Environment like COVID-19… Or Any Crisis

Posted by: Brianna Bowling, Guest Blogger on Thursday, March 26, 2020
This is a guest blog post by entrepreneur Brianna Bowling, who offers business consulting and training through her company, Brindan, and is the owner of Retreat & Learn, a retreat center offering workshops and retreats in Charles County. I ... Read More...

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make… Hand Sanitizer?

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
In normal times, just a couple weeks ago, Blue Dyer Distilling Co. of Waldorf specialized in rum, whiskey, and gin. With the coronavirus pandemic spreading nationwide, and products like face masks and respirators in short supply, Blue Dyer has ... Read More...

Economic Development Director’s Statement on COVID-19 Business Impact

Posted by: EDD Director, Darréll Brown on Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Last week, in a conference call with leadership from Maryland’s Counties, Governor Hogan emphasized two very important points about this COVID-19 national emergency. First, what we are experiencing right now is unprecedented. Second, as ... Read More...

Maryland Small Business Certifications

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Thursday, March 12, 2020
It’s important to know what certifications your business needs to compete for government contracts. At our Leveraging Your Certifications workshop on March 5, we discussed numerous certifications that can level the playing field for women- and ... Read More...

EDD Represents Charles County at International Council of Shopping Centers Conference

Posted by: Economic Development Team on Friday, March 6, 2020
The DC Metro region’s largest retail-oriented conference of the year — the Mid-Atlantic Conference & Deal Making event on March 2-3 at the National Harbor — was the place to be for anyone who works with the retail real estate ... Read More...

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Views from Charles

Empowering Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Black History Month is a time for us to reflect on the past, present, and future of Black free enterprise and its influence on the U.S. business landscape and economy. African American business ...

“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