Connectivity to capital, talent, mentors, and markets is everything in a global economy. Charles County’s ecosystem of assets connects businesses with the essentials for achievement.

Located 30 minutes from Washington DC and within easy reach of Baltimore and Richmond, Charles County boasts easy access to customers via rail, road, and sky . Partnerships abound when all federal and military installations, top universities, and health care collaborators are within a 30-to-60-minute drive.

Affordable real estate and abundant recreational assets attract educated residents—31.5% of whom hold bachelor’s degrees at a minimum. Their loyalty to our community and support of key industries foster the start-up, location, and expansion of area businesses.

The Charles County Economic Development Department helps businesses connect the dots between ideas and income, providing business support, workforce training, and incentives necessary for growth.



Connecting the dots between ideas and income.



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