Fall Meeting 2019

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 8 a.m. – Noon

Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center • 3090 Crain Hwy • Waldorf, MD

What is the Vision for Our Future?

Explore the Forces Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County

Join the Charles County Economic Development Department and fellow business stakeholders to explore the county’s economic future and the global forces shaping tomorrow’s industries. The 2019 Annual Fall Meeting, “The Future in Focus,” includes an update on Charles County’s five-year strategic plan by Jay Garner of Garner Economics; a thorough and engaging economic analysis from keynote speaker Anirban Basu, economist and CEO of Sage Policy Group; and an in-depth panel discussion on “The Future of Work.”

The Annual Fall Meeting is your opportunity to stay informed about Charles County’s program to create an environment where businesses can grow and thrive, and learn about the trends shaping markets everywhere. Join us as we “Focus on the Future!”


Meeting Highlights

Keynote • Anirban Basu

Economist, Chairman Chief Executive Officer,
Sage Policy Group

5-Year Strategic Plan Update • Jay Garner

Garner Economics



2019 Speakers


Coming Soon


2019 Sponsors


Coming Soon



Contact Michelle DeSoto at
301-885-1347 to learn more.


DIAMOND ($1,800)
Eight Seats Included

PLATINUM ($1,200)
Six Seats Included

GOLD ($800)
Four Seats Included

SILVER ($400)
Two Seats Included

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Views from Charles

#MyCharlesCounty and other ways to make a difference

Published: Thursday, September 5, 2019

For those who work in economic development, pointing out a community’s assets is part of the job.  But sometimes, it’s what its citizens say that makes a difference.  This is a true story told by a local businessman who’s now in Southern Maryland but moved here from another state. 

“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