Don't Wait for a Disaster to Happen

Whether it be a fire, flood, hurricane or other natural or man-made crisis, the best time to plan for a disaster is before it happens. While the importance of emergency planning for small business owners may seem obvious, the task often gets put off in the face of more pressing tasks. Planning now can make all the difference in getting back to business quickly following a disaster. For a wealth of helpful information, visit our online resource page. 
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Offers Businesses an Array of Helpful Webinars

The SBDC offers a multitude of webinars that greatly benefit our business community! These webinars are FREE and are continually pivoting to cater to the changing needs of businesses as we move forward. A few of the many upcoming offerings include:

Strategic Growth Planning: Take Control of the Business
July 22, 2021 – 9-10:30 a.m.

Learn About the New Southern Opportunity and Resilience Fund (SOAR) 
July 22, 2021 – Noon-1 p.m.

Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Business 
July 22, 2021 – 1-2:15 p.m.
Successful Launch: Open DOORS to a Profitable Business
July 28, 2021 – 9-10:30 a.m.
To view a full listing of webinars offered by the SBDC, visit online.
Free Assistance for Maryland Manufacturers

RMI has new funding from the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Manufacturers can potentially reduce the risk of business disruption from COVID-19 and other respiratory pathogens by improving facility airflow, filtration and ventilation. Regional Manufacturing Institute's (RMI) NO-COST Manufacturing Disruption Mitigation Assistance Program (MDMAP) can help Maryland manufacturers with this process. 

RMI engineering professionals can:

  • Provide an in-depth onsite assessment of a manufacturer’s site and system operations related to ventilation and energy efficiency.
  • Identify solutions and a strategy for improving facility air flow, filtration and ventilation.
  • Connect you with MEA for assistance in identifying and applying for funding resources to implement the solutions and strategies identified.
For more information, contact Chris Plater at or visit online.
If you haven’t done so already, please complete a quick, eight-question survey to help us determine your level of confidence in the economy and learn what resources would be most helpful as we continue to navigate the effects of the pandemic. If you have taken the survey previously, we still request you complete it again so we can gauge changing perceptions. 

All responses will remain strictly confidential. The survey is open until July 19, 2021. Click here to take the survey
Calvert County features pristine waterways, natural parks, unique attractions and amazing locations to shop, dine and stay.

It is also one of the most photogenic counties in Maryland!

Click here to see the top 10 Instagrammable spots in Calvert County.
The Calvert County Department of Economic Development will hold a Job Fair on Aug. 26, 2021, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Prince Frederick Volunteer Fire Department, located at 450 Solomons Island Road S. in Prince Frederick.

Business owners interested in participating should contact Tammy Bowen, Business Retention Assistant, at to register for this FREE event! Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so REGISTER TODAY!
Mix and Mingle
Mark your calendar for the First Annual Southern Maryland Black Business Mix and Mingle!

The event will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021, from 5-8 p.m. at the Patuxent Brewing Company, 70 Industrial Park Drive, Unit 2A, Waldorf, MD 20602. Register online
Calvert County at a Glance

The Calvert County Department of Economic Development compiles various data points to track the economic health of our community.

These snapshots include unemployment rates, commercial vacancy rates, wages and more. To view the latest data releases or view past publications, visit online.
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