Small Local and Minority Business Enterprise Programs Merge with Department of Economic Development

Published Tuesday, January 19, 2016
by Charles County Government

The Charles County Commissioners wish to announce the relocation of the Small Local Business Enterprise (SLBE) and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) programs.  Previously administered by the Purchasing Office, the SLBE and MBE programs will now be managed by the Department of Economic Development, located at 10665 Stanhaven Place, Suite 206, White Plains.

The Charles County Board of Commissioners created the SLBE program in 2012, and established the MBE program in 2005. In 2012, the Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services implemented the SLBE program processes, policies, procedures, and guidelines to assist county buying agencies and small business vendors. Both the SLBE and MBE programs are designed to help promote the purchasing of county goods and services from qualified small, local, and minority-owned businesses that are operating in Charles County.

“Charles County Government is committed to economic development and advancing opportunities for county businesses,” said County Administrator Michael D. Mallinoff. “Consolidating the county’s business delivery services into one location will promote the efficiency of our business-friendly focus and goals.”  

“Wrapping these programs within the economic development context will create synergies and complement our current outreach programs, ultimately improving service delivery to our businesses,” said Darrell Brown, director of the Department of Economic Development.

To learn more about the SLBE and MBE programs, contact Lucinia Mundy, Outreach Administrator, at 301-885-1340 or email

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