Registration Now Open for Economic Development Department Fall Meeting

Published Monday, October 2, 2017

The Charles County Economic Development Department will host its annual Fall Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at the Greater Waldorf Jaycees Community Center (3090 Crain Highway, Waldorf) from 8 a.m. to noon. This year the event is titled, “The Evolution of Charles County: A New Spin on Traditional Industries.” Participants must register prior to the event. To register, visit

The Fall Meeting is an opportunity to learn how new and evolving industries are contributing to the area’s economic potential and vitality. These panel discussions will encourage and inspire attendees to build relationships that can work toward common goals. The conference is compiled of three distinct panels:

•The Future of Entrepreneurship in Charles County
•The Shifting Nature of the Retail Industry
•Medical Cannabis: A New Spin on Going Green

“Our panelists have been selected to reflect Charles County’s unique economic trials and triumphs. These business owners and operators spend an immense amount of time and talent contributing to Charles County’s economic well-being, and we're eager to share their insight with our attendees,” said Marcia Keeth, deputy director of Charles County Economic Development Department.  

As one of the most prominent industries in Charles County, the shifting nature of the retail industry in general continues to be a hot topic. Leading retailers will discuss the effect of changes in Charles County and across the community, as well as trending experiences that have demonstrated success in the retailer space. 

The Future of Entrepreneurship panel will focus on entrepreneurial outlooks and attitudes that lead to success. Local business owners will offer unique experiences as entrepreneurs, as well as the distinct assets Charles County offers the business community. 

As a new industry in Maryland and throughout Charles County, the medical cannabis panel will focus on the expected economic impact of their businesses. Speakers will lend their insider insight to the future of medical cannabis in our community and across the state, and address the potential controversy that surrounds the subject. 

To learn more about Charles County Economic Development Department, visit Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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