Charles County, Maryland

Department of Economic Development

Department of Economic Development

Kwasi Holman, Director of Economic Development
Kwasi Holman
Director 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

Kwasi Holman, Director  301-885-1340 or e-mail

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

Marcia Keeth, Business Development Manager for Retention & Expansion  301-885-1345 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