ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT operations update as of August 13, 2021:
The Charles County Economic Development Department is continuing to work, for the most part, remotely. The EDD office is staffed three days a week.
- Meetings with the public are available by appointment; online and phone meetings preferred.
- In -person meetings are an option only when it is necessary to conduct business. Meetings at the EDD offices are by appointment only.
- For more information, contact info@MeetCharlesCounty.com or 301-885-1340.
FROM CHARLES COUNTY GOVERNMENT:
The Board of Commissioners voted to reinstate the indoor public mask mandate effective Friday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. The mandate requires that both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals wear masks at all public indoor locations. Read press release.
Download and post this sign to remind your customers that masks are required in your business.
WORKFORCE ASSISTANCE FROM THE TRI-COUNTY COUNCIL: HELP TO INCENTIVIZE NEW HIRES
If you're having trouble finding enough workforce, this program can help. ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funding has earmarked funding to help people get back to work more quickly and businesses find the workers needed. Local businesses are encouraged to sign up with Tri-County County for Southern Maryland to participate in applicant referrals for immediate openings by providing your current job openings, including hourly wage, benefits, and direct point of contact for applicants ready to interview immediately. TCCSMD will award referred new employees a minimum amount of $3,200 for coming to work for you! No cost to you, the business.
For more information, contact Belinda Denton, Business Engagement & Development Manager, at 240-346-6560 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will continue to update this page as new COVID assistance programs for businesses are launched, including a grant for expenses related to online sales and teleworking from the County, as well as rent assistance from the state for vacant properties. These and other programs will be launched in the Fall, so be sure to check back or sign up for our E-news.
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