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 a look at Charles County’s five-year strategic plan by Jay Garner of Garner Economics -- where are we now and where do we go from here; 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


Anirban Basu

Economist, Chairman
Chief Executive Officer, Sage Policy Group

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5-Year Strategic
Plan Update

Jay Garner

Garner Economics

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Presenters and Panelists


Anne Balduzzi

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Ellen Flowers-Fields

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Michael Kelleher

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Robert Kavetsky

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2019 Sponsors







Energetics Technology Center            

FCF     Bay Net        




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