Updates: Charles County Economic Development Department

Virtual Quarterly Business Roundtable
Please join us for our virtual Quarterly Business Roundtable on Wednesday, September 16, 8:30 – 9:30 am.
This is a great opportunity for your business to get the inside scoop on what is happening in Charles County and learn about the Economic Development Department’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. From the start of the crisis, we have shifted resources and human capital to address the impacts to businesses. Efforts that will be addressed include public outreach, education, and connection to resources; financial support for businesses; partnerships with private and public sector stakeholders; and initiatives to identify and address business needs and work towards economic recovery.
Feel free to bring your questions; we’ll have a Q&A at the end of the webinar. Register here.
Virtual Public Information Meeting for Charles County’s Disparity Study
The EDD has contracted with Griffin & Strong, P.C. to conduct a Comprehensive Disparity Study to evaluate and make recommendations for the County’s procurement policies and practices.
To kick off the study, there will be a Virtual Public Information Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 17. The meeting will be online and a chance for the community to ask questions, learn about the study process, and discuss how they can participate.
Facebook Grant for Black-Owned Small Businesses
This Facebook grant program for black-owned small businesses can help you
– Keep your workforce going strong.
– Help with rent and operational costs.
– Connect with more customers.
– Support your community.
2020 TCCSMD Coronavirus Pandemic Telework Survey
Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland in collaboration with Commuter Connections is conducting a brief survey of business owners/operators in Southern Maryland to learn about telework/work-at-home during the pandemic. Responses are confidential. If you run a business, please take a few minutes – less than 5 – and complete the survey.
Free PPE From the Charles County Health Department
The Charles County Health Department will provide COVID-related emergency equipment, including protective gear (PPE) and cleaning supplies to Charles County-based businesses. This is available through CARES Act funding and provided to businesses at no cost. Submit your request online.
Share Your Story With Us
Charles County businesses, how have you pivoted your business model during the COVID-19 crisis to survive the short term? We’d like to hear about what you’re doing differently.
Please email a few lines to Jennifer at ReginalJ@MeetCharlesCounty.com, and we might want to feature you on our blog!
Help for Nonprofits
Governor Hogan has allocated $50 million to the Maryland Nonprofit Recovery Initiative (NORI) to assist nonprofit organizations whose critical operations have been financially impacted by COVID-19 and a state-of-emergency.Learn more.
Help Customers Find Your Business With The Charles County Back to Business Tool
Add your business to this online tool to let your customers know that you are open and your operating status.
It’s easy to go to the site and enter your information (location, product/services, operating status, etc.). Your business will automatically show up on the map, and the community will be able to find your business in a search.
Please submit your business info here.
Finally, if you have any questions, concerns, feedback, needs of any kind during this emergency, please know that the Charles County Economic Development Department team is working full time – remotely for the most part. Our priority is to address the needs of Charles County businesses during this difficult time, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.