Major Employers

Whether they develop next-generation technologies or provide compassionate care to aging generations, our companies bring about brighter tomorrows.

Top talent and a strategic location draw industries seeking partnerships in federal contracting, health care, and education. Thoughtfully-integrated commercial space attracts firms craving a competitive edge in retail, business services, federal contracting, health care, and technology.

Employer Employees Industry
Charles County Board of Education 3,681 Public Education
Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head 3,485 Military Installation
Charles County Government 1,410 Local Government
University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center 747 Medical Services
Walmart/Sam's Club 606 Retail
Waldorf Chevy/Cadillac, Honda, Ford,
Toyota/Scion, Dodge
583 Retail
College of Southern Maryland 540 Higher Education
Southern Maryland Electric Coop. (SMECO) 475 Energy Products and Services
Target 400 Retail
Sagepoint Senior Living Services 370 Nursing Care
The Wills Group 335 HQ/Fuel Distribution & Marketing
McDonald's 326 Restaurants
Safeway 296 Retail


265 Retail
ADJ Sheet Metal 264 Metals/Manufacturing
Chick-fil-A 263 Restaurants
Bloomin' Brands 261 Restaurants
Genesis Health Care La Plata Center 259 Nursing Care
Spring Dell Center 236 Services-Dev. Disabled Individuals
Darden Restaurants 186 Restaurants
Keller Transportation 177 Bus Transportation
Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment
(Recovery Centers of America
167 Medical Services
Community Bank of the Chesapeake 136 Banking
Home Depot (mostly PT emloyees) 130 Retail
Panera Bread 116 Restaurants
Cracker Barrel Old Country 111 Restaurants
NRG (formerly GenOn) 111 Power Generation
BJ's Wholesale Club 111 Retail
Best Buy 100 Retail
CHUTES International 90 Construction Services
Modern Door 84 Manufacturing
Automated Graphic Systems 81 Print/Marketing Communications
Reliable Contracting 70 Construction Services

Fast Facts

Naval Support Facility Indian Head is the only manufacturer of torpedo fuel for the United States and allies.

Employees taught in College of Southern Maryland's workforce training programs in 2017.

More than
SMECO customers have solar panels.

$120 million
generated in county revenue over the next 20 years by The St. Charles Energy Center.

Views from Charles

Empowering Black Businesses and Entrepreneurs

Published: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Black History Month is a time for us to reflect on the past, present, and future of Black free enterprise and its influence on the U.S. business landscape and economy. African American business ...

“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