Economic Development Department Fall Meeting Video and Photos Now Online

Published Monday, November 20, 2017
by Economic Development Team

The Economic Development Department hosted its annual Fall Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 7 to discuss how new and evolving industries are contributing to the area’s economic potential and vitality. The video of the full event is available online in two parts. Part one is available at Part two is available at  Photos of the event can be viewed online at

Influential community leaders from the public and private sectors participated in panel discussions to share their unique visions and explore Charles County’s plan for growth and prosperity. The panels also addressed the transformation of key industries and the introduction of new ones as they develop in Charles County. More than 170 people attended and the event was sponsored by 19 regional businesses. 

“The future of Charles County is dependent on collaboration so we can foster a positive business climate for both new and existing companies,” said Darréll Brown, director of the Economic Development Department. “Understanding how to properly evolve industries and encourage new ones is how we keep Charles County an influential part of Maryland’s economy.”

This year’s fall meeting was entitled, “The Evolution of Charles County: A New Spin on Traditional Industries,” and it held three distinct panel discussions, including: The Future of Entrepreneurship in Charles County, which focused on entrepreneurial outlooks and attitudes that lead to success from the point of view of local business owners; The Shifting Nature of the Retail Industry, which highlighted the effect of changes in Charles County and its community, as well as trending experiences that demonstrated success in retailer space; and Medical Cannabis: A New Spin on Going Green, which evaluated the expected economic impact of medical cannabis on Charles County businesses. 

To learn more about the Charles County Economic Development Department, visit

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