Charles County Economic Development Receives International Excellence Award

Charles County Department of Economic Development is the recent recipient of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence in Economic Development Bronze Award for the redesign of its website,, and branding.  The website was launched in April 2015 with a new tagline, “Charles County: Close to the Capital, Far from Ordinary.”

From the county press release,

“We are honored to be a recipient of the IEDC Excellence in Economic Development Award, and are thrilled that the IEDC awards committee recognized as one of the best-in-class economic development websites,” said Darrell Brown, director of the Charles County Department of Economic Development. “For the Charles County community and our organization, to have the work that we have done be recognized among some of the world’s best economic development programs is a true honor.”

The IEDC recognizes those at the forefront of the economic development efforts and organizations creating positive change in urban, suburban, and rural communities.

“From localized community projects, to large scale endeavors, economic development efforts have played a vital role in the global economy,” said JoAnn Crary, CEcD, chair of the International Economic Development Council and president of Saginaw Future, Inc. “As we address new and longstanding challenges, these efforts continue to take on even greater importance. The award serves as a salute to pacesetting organizations like Charles County’s Department of Economic Development for leading the charge.”