Charles County, Maryland

Department of Economic Development

Department of Economic Development

The Charles County Department of Economic Development supports and promotes the county’s economic vitality and serves as a first point of contact within Charles County Government for local businesses and for businesses seeking to locate here.

Our mission is to:

  • Promote wealth creation and economic growth in the areas of quality employment, productivity, and innovation.
  • Increase county revenues through the attraction and retention of high-quality jobs and new capital investment.
  • Foster a business climate where companies can grow and prosper, thereby advancing a high quality of life for all county residents.

We accomplish these objectives by:

  • Targeting key growth industries and employment opportunities.
  • Encouraging job development through leading business retention, expansion and attraction efforts.
  • Collaborating with other departments as well as local and regional business leaders on initiatives affecting business enterprise.

The Department assists businesses with items such as:

  • Site selection
  • Workforce recruitment and training
  • Facilitating incentives, agreements and permit expediting
  • Locating sources of capital
  • Entrepreneur resource referrals
  • Permitting and regulatory issues
  • Information on demographics, transportation, and other data
  • Serving as a liaison between public and private economic development and planning organizations
  • Developing and recommending policies that support the achievement of planned economic goals and objectives
  • And more!

Contact our team for assistance or to learn more about our services:

Main contact info  301-885-1340 or e-mail Economic Development

Marcia Keeth, Acting Director  301-885-1345 or e-mail

Debra Jones, Business Development Manager for Attraction & Recruitment  301-885-1344 or e-mail

Claudia Bellony-Atanga, Economic Research Specialist 301-885-1347 or e-mail

Lacey Oliver, Office Associate 301-885-1340 or e-mail

Kelsey Pearson, Marketing & Communications Specialist 301-885-1343 or e-mail