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
Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head 3,444 Military Installation
Charles County Board of Education 3,631 Public Education
Charles County Government 1,389 Local Government
University of MD Charles Regional Medical Center 680 Medical Services
The Lane Construction Corporation 640 HQ/Construction/Technology
College of Southern Maryland 550 Higher Education
Southern Maryland Electric Coop. (SMECO) 434 Energy Products and Services
Sagepoint Senior Living Services (formerly CCNRC) 367 Nursing Care
The Wills Group 339 HQ/Fuel Distribution & Marketing
Genesis Health Care La Plata Center 274 Nursing Care
ADJ Sheet Metal 240 Metals/Manufacturing
Spring Dell Center 195 Services-Dev. Disabled Individuals
NRG (formerly GenOn) 163 Power Generation
Solar City 150 Renewable Energy
Keller Transportation 150 Bus Transportation
Community Bank of the Chesapeake 109 Banking
Modern Door 81 Manufacturing

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

#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