Economic Development to Hold Annual Fall Meeting Nov. 1

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016 10:00 am

“Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County”

The Charles County Department of Economic Development will host its annual Fall meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf) from 8 a.m. to noon. The event theme this year is, “Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County.” Discussion will focus on the recently completed, five-year economic development strategic plan and an inside look behind the curtain of economic development in the county.

Economic Development Director Darrell Brown and department senior staff will provide an overview of the five-year strategic plan and update the latest progress in plan implementation. This is an opportunity for the business community to hear in-depth panel discussions and engage with panelists about several key strategic plan recommendations.

“We are putting together a program based on the feedback we received from businesses who have attended our Quarterly Business Roundtables,” said Brown. “People want more interaction and more time for questions and answers, so we are providing time for discussion following the panel sessions.”

Influential community leaders from the public and private sectors will take part in panel conversations focused on the future of entrepreneurship in Charles County, infrastructure and redevelopment, and an update on county investments. These panel discussions will encourage attendees to start thinking about how all members of the community can work together toward common goals. The Economic Development team will also provide updates on outreach efforts made in the last year and what to expect in the year ahead.

“We are looking forward to giving attendees a better understanding of Charles County’s potential and future,” said Debra Jones, chief of Business Development at the Department of Economic Development. “We will be telling Charles County’s story: what we’ve done and what’s next.”

To explore sponsorship opportunities or to register for the event, visit To learn more about the Charles County Department of Economic Development, visit

About Charles County Department of Economic Development

The Charles County Department of Economic Development is an economic development organization that supports and promotes the economic vitality of Charles County, a dynamic and fast-growing region in the Washington D.C. metro area. The department serves as a first point of contact for local businesses and for companies seeking to locate or relocate to Charles County.

With a strong collaborative network of businesses, education, and governmental partners, the organization provides assistance to companies that are looking to locate or relocate through a variety of services including site selection, workforce training, incentives packaging, introductions to businesses contacts, permit expedite, and sourcing of capital.

The Department of Economic Development seeks to attract entrepreneurs, working professionals, and companies from key growth industries to the region by marketing Charles County's business, workforce, and lifestyle assets. In addition, the Department of Economic Development provides resources and support to existing businesses to help them grow and expand in Charles County.

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