As a community, our workforce is central to our economic narrative. Living 30 minutes outside of Washington, DC gives Charles County the benefit of skilled workers who elevate opportunity for all.

Since 2010, Charles County’s population has grown by 7.3%. High-quality schools, amenities, and low-cost real estate attract people who know value when they see it. Today, 31.5% of our residents hold bachelor’s degrees or higher and shape the communities in which they live. Their active participation in our neighborhoods, nonprofits, schools, and area businesses nurtures our identity as a dynamic place to live, work, and play.

Labor Lowdown

Our workforce advances the following industries, both in and outside of the County. Read more about our key industries here:

Leveraging Opportunity

Proximity fuels prosperity in any community. Increasingly, Charles County’s easy access to the nation’s capital and all federal and military installations attracts companies seeking top talent and lower regional business costs. Accessing a potential labor force of nearly 1.9 million people in commuting distance, and a loyal residential base, bodes well for any business. Compelling analytics on our labor market are located on the Maryland Workforce Exchange. View a list of Hot Jobs in Charles County here.

While a growing number of residents live where they work, 64% of our citizens commute to work in DC and the surrounding suburbs. Long commutes extend the time workers are separated from home and decrease overall happiness. So businesses are seizing the moment. Charles County’s new and expanding projects, workforce training, budget-friendly business costs, support and incentives attract established firms and local professionals alike.

If you’re seeking a motivated workforce and a distinct market edge, Charles County is the next chapter in your business story.


Charles County is the next chapter in your business story.



Fast Facts

Population Growth since 2010

1.9 Million
People within commuting distanace

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Charles County Farmers Markets Kick Off 2021 Season

Published: Tuesday, April 13, 2021
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“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.”

Scott Decker
Director of Operations

Cardinal Scientific

“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Doug Egan
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!"

Joshua Justice

Just Tech


“We are proud to be a key part of Charles County’s future and we heartily encourage other, cutting-edge companies to join us.”

Katharine Tate
 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