County Organizational Chart Aging & Human Services Economic Development Finance Human Resources Citizens of St. Mary’s County Commissioners of St. Mary’s County County Administrator Land Use & Growth Management County Attorney Emergency Services & Technology Public Information Office Public Works & Transportation Recreation & Parks Director Economic Development Deputy Director Sr. Administrative Coordinator Business Development Tourism Agriculture & Seafood Manager Frozen Manager Manager Business Development Coordinator Sr. Administrative Coordinator Sr. Administrative Coordinator Contract Services for Business Retention & Technology Business Development DIVISION of AGRICULTURE & SEAFOOD Farmers’ Markets North St. Mary’s County Market California Farmers’ Market Home Grown Farm Market Southern Maryland Meats Loveville Produce Market Clover Hill Dairy Agriculture Services Center Land Preservation Land Preservation = 21,561 acres MALPF 11,226 acres Transferable Development Rights 4, 106 acres Rural Legacy 3,587 acres MD Environmental Trust 2,339 acres MD Historical Trust 303 acres Protect Rural Heritage & Promote Sustainable Agricultural Businesses Increase the Economic Impact of Travel & Tourism Activities DIVISION of TOURISM & HOSPITALITY Operations and Programs Marketing Public Relations & Communications Information Distribution Product Development Industry Development & Support Regional Tourism Partnerships Division of Business Development Promote the County’s Competitive Advantages & Increase the Tax Base Business Counseling Demographic, Marketing & Economic Data St. Mary’s Sites E-Business Newsletter Technology Commercialization Enhance Opportunities for Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurship Technology Handbook Southern Maryland Innovation & Technology SO MD Technology Commercialization Pilot Project Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Broadening the Economy • Newly appointed 13 member Economic Development Commission • Monthly meetings, public briefings and consultant lead focus groups • Plan to be drafted by the spring of 2015 • Public hearings hosted by the EDC and Commissioners prior to adoption Encouraging Non-Navy Work • Unmanned & autonomous systems - UMD • Fabrication & rapid prototyping • Small scale manufacturing • Technology commercialization Thank You!!!!