Chief of Business Development
Lucretia Freeman-Buster serves as the Chief of Business Development at the Charles County Economic Development Department (EDD). She is responsible for managing the department’s business development and engagement programs which include working with businesses seeking to locate or relocate to Charles County, directing the business retention and expansion program, and coordinating the department’s business assistance services and team.
Ms. Freeman-Buster brings to the EDD more than 20 years of experience in business development, commercial lending, and financial management. Prior to joining the EDD, Ms. Freeman-Buster worked as the Associate State Director and later as Acting Executive Director for the District of Columbia Small Business Development Center (DC SBDC) Network, where she implemented and executed the organization’s strategy, provided oversight of service centers, and developed funding proposals, among other duties.
Ms. Freeman-Buster holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Maryland University College, a bachelor’s of science degree in management from Potomac College, a certificate in international business management from Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, and other professional certifications.
Outside of work, Ms. Freeman-Buster works with a global enterprise where she volunteers her time to help people in need. She enjoys cooking, baking and spending time with her family. Ms. Freeman-Buster has been married to her husband for 30 years. They have three daughters and one granddaughter.
“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