The Charles County Department of Economic Development (EDD) team provides a variety of services to local companies and companies considering the County for the first time.
Business Expansion and Retention
The EDD business expansion and retention team provides existing businesses and entrepreneurs access to many local, regional, state and federal business resources. From workforce training to sources of financing to networking and more, the EDD will help businesses currently operating in Charles County connect with the right agency or organization to address specific needs. In addition to our network of resource partners, the EDD is part of a “Circle of Services” that includes experts who can provide assistance and information on a wide range of business issues.
Site Selection Services
For companies considering Charles County for business location or relocation, the EDD serves as a resource to streamline the site selection process and assists companies with support that ranges from identifying buildings and sites, to financing and workforce training, to providing research data and identifying qualified incentives. Services include: Confidential access to local and state officials, real estate professionals, land and building owners, education officials, financial and legal resources, corporate executives, and other key contacts;Customized site and building tours;Facilitating incentives, agreements, and permit expedition.
Views from Charles
“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.”
Director of Operations
“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”
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!"
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