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Charles County Launches New Economic Development Website

Charles County, a dynamic region in the Washington DC metro area and a growing business hub in Maryland, announced today the launch of a redesigned economic development website, MeetCharlesCounty.com. Designed for corporate executives, site selection consultants, and local businesses, the new website will provide decision makers with Information about the county’s economic climate, incentives, and resources for doing business in the county.

“Charles County is committed to growing our economy through business attraction and retention, and we developed the new MeetCharlesCounty.com website to be a key resource for companies to learn more about the advantages of doing business in the County,” said Commissioner President Peter Murphy. “Charles County is well-positioned for investment and growth, with our strategic location in the region, strong pool of talent, affordable real estate options, and great quality of life.”

Featuring a sleek design with easy navigation, the new website features a geographic information system planning tool to search for available real estate options, easily accessible economic data (demographic, workforce, education statistics), a blog, company testimonials, and a business support section for businesses already operating in Charles County. The website will be managed by the Charles County Department of Economic Development (EDD). The department also serves as the first point of contact for local businesses and for companies looking to locate or relocate to Charles County.

“We recently unveiled a two-year marketing plan, and the new website is another step we’re taking to better market our assets to the business community,” said Marcia Keeth, acting director for the Charles County EDD. The new logo and tagline, Charles County: Close to the Capital, Far from Ordinary, touts the County’s strategic location while introducing Charles County as a region offering unique benefits to businesses. “Charles County already has what it takes for businesses to grow and thrive. Our new website will now have companies ‘think Charles County’ when making their business decisions.”

For more information, visit www.MeetCharlesCounty.com.

Seminar on Doing Business with Charles County Government Scheduled for April 23

The Department of Fiscal and Administrative Services Purchasing Office will host a free seminar on how to do business with Charles County Government on Thursday, April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Charles County Government Building (200 Baltimore Street, La Plata).

Participants will learn how to:

-- Become a Charles County Government Vendor.

-- Certify their small locally-owned business with the county’s Small Local Business Enterprise Program.

-- Register their minority-owned business with the county’s Minority Business Enterprise Program.

-- Access county business opportunities and business development support.

Reservations are required. Contact Lucinia Mundy at MundyL@CharlesCountyMD.gov or call 301-885-1334 to RSVP. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Register Your Toddler for the 2015 Tots Olympics

The Charles County Department of Community Services, in partnership with Chick-Fil-A, will hold their annual Tot Olympics on Saturday, May 9 at North Point High School (2500 Davis Road, Waldorf). Magnify your Olympic spirit, and watch your toddler become an early Olympian.

During this fun-filled event, children ages 3 - 6 can stay active while running, jumping, kicking, throwing and balancing. During the opening ceremony, athletes will be distributed a special form to track their achievements. Parent/guardian participation is required for each child.

The Tot Olympic Games will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Athletes should arrive early the day of the event. Check-in begins at 9 a.m. and opening ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.

The registration deadline is May 2. The fee is $15 for residents and $17 for non-residents. Participants can also register the day of the event for $20. Each child will receive a t-shirt, award, and snack. The rain date for this event is Saturday, May 16.

Register online at www.CharlesCountyParks.com.

For more information, contact Community Services at 301-934-9305 or visit their website at www.CharlesCountyParks.com. Citizens with special needs should contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

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