Charles County

Charles County, which is located in southern Maryland, is looking for a firm to support the PR, marketing and advertising efforts behind its five-year economic development program.

It ranks among the top 40 wealthiest counties in the US, and tops the list of incomes in a majority Black county.

As part of the Washington DC metro region, the federal government and its contractors power much of Charles County’s economy.

Charles County has been using the tagline “Close to the Capital. Far From Ordinary” to play up assets such as proximity to DC, possession of a well-educated workforce, and lower cost of doing business than other areas of the metro capital area.

The selected firm will update and create content for the MeetCharlesCounty.com economic development site; oversee Facebook and LinkedIn activity; write press releases for local, regional and national distribution; and assist in preparing government reports and presentations.

Charles County will issue a one-year contract with options to renew for another four years.

Responses are due Dec. 5 at the County’s electronic portal.

Read the RFP (PDF).