From fledgling startups to firmly established leaders, tech companies are choosing Charles County for our diverse and abundant workforce, low cost of living, business-friendly environment , and access to global markets.
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A SAMPLE CASE STUDY
This sample case study is based on a local business with the following parameters:
|NAICS Code Used:||Industry Size:||Data Pool:||Available Skilled Workers:|
Computer Systems Design
and Related Services
|15 Workers||Charles County
(45-Minute Drive Time)
With increasing trends in telecommuting and virtual workplaces, the need to be at the capital is no longer a barrier to entry. Finding a location with a lower cost of business within an hour’s commute of Washington DC is now in demand.
This case for a NAICS 5415 Computer Systems Design and Related Services comprises establishments primarily engaged in providing expertise in the field of information technologies. This is a smaller, nimble firm, looking to serve a broad region. They are looking for:
- A low-cost location with a variety of available facility options
- Easy access to Washington DC and Naval Support Facility Indian Head, home of Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head.
- A skilled workforce poised for population and labor growth
Success in the technology sector requires the right mix of ability and agility in a marketplace that’s lightning fast. Charles County’s unique assets make it a competitive location for a range of companies. As a lower-cost market located close to Washington DC and Baltimore, Charles County is a strategically smart decision for businesses in technology.
Our Skilled Workforce
Charles County has 293,144 candidates ready for hire. Charles County Economic Development is a gateway to innovative financing, fast-track permitting, and workforce talent development. Corporations like Peerless Tech Solutions and women-owned Advanced Vision Systems, Inc benefit from business development support, networking, and certifications offered at the College of Southern Maryland. Excitingly, the Velocity Center at Indian Head, a 15,000-plus-square foot development project aligned with base initiatives, will advance workforce training, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Charles County’s public schools address the demand for a technology-forward workforce, emphasizing STEM, cybersecurity, robotics, and coding. Local schools, which maintain the third-highest public graduation rate in Maryland, attract families and firms focused on achievement.
Designed in response to workforce needs, the College of Southern Maryland’s programs in computer science, cybersecurity, homeland security, robotics, and information systems keep the talent pipeline primed for success. Their Velocity Center at Indian Head, a 15,000-plus-square foot development project aligned with base initiatives will advance workforce training, innovation, and entrepreneurship with 5G force.
Learn more about the Workforce Training opportunities in Charles County.
Our Strategic Location
Given the ever-evolving nature of the technological landscape, Charles County’s proximity to Washington DC is an asset for tech industries. With quick access to global economic and technological forces at your fingertips, commuting from this low-cost area a no-brainer. Fiber broadband is available throughout the commercial and urban areas, including the Towns of La Plata and Indian Head, boosting efficiency and your bottom line.
Our Lower Cost of Business
Featuring office leases 40 percent lower than the DC metro area, Charles County companies offer high-efficiency workspaces that are small on utility costs. Tenants seeking airy workspaces in Class-A buildings or co-work spaces near Indian Head find real estate to be reasonably-priced. Our site selection services match project needs with potential locations. The Economic Development Department’s insight on business loans and incentives for targeted industries keeps construction, equipment, and training costs manageable.
Regionally, Charles County’s average annual wages in information are 52% lower than the DC MSA region, 34% lower than the industry average in the State of Maryland, and 41% lower than the industry average in Virginia. For professional, scientific, and technical services, Charles County’s average annual wages are 49% lower than the DC MSA region, 29% lower than the industry average in the State of Maryland, and 33% lower than the industry average in Virginia.