Success in the technology sector requires the right mix of ability and agility in a marketplace that’s lightning fast. Rapid innovation helps firms flourish in areas like aerospace, cybersecurity, enterprise technology, and computer-aided design—just to name a few. From fledgling startups to firmly-established leaders, Charles County technology firms go the distance and deliver:

Human Capital

Diverse in their skills and driven to succeed, our workforce includes engineers, managers, and professionals revolutionizing cloud computing, warfare technology, fabrication, and prototyping. Maryland maintains one of the highest percentages of engineers and doctoral scientists in the country—many of whom further the mission of installations like Naval Support Facility Indian Head. Thus it’s no surprise that the highest concentration of energetics PhDs in the nation choose Charles.

Cost Effectiveness

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 keep construction, equipment, and training costs manageable.


Collective goals foster progress. 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, cyber security, homeland security, and information systems keep the talent pipeline primed for success. Their Entrepreneur and Innovation Institute provides business support that startups need most. And 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 with 4G force.

TechFire fuels the momentum of young firms needing business support and innovation assistance. Our incubator expands a startup’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and helps them grow.


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Charles County Farmers Markets Kick Off 2021 Season

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Lucretia Freeman-Buster
Chief of Business Development

Charles County EDD
10665 Stanhaven Place

Suite 206

White Plains, MD 20695

Phone: 301-885-1344

“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