Business View Magazine Jan-2019

175 to allow them to continue to grow.” “Business development is working often with our existing folks who are going through the expansion process, but it’s also new businesses coming into the county and wanting to locate here,” she adds. “It’s finding out what it is they’re doing; what would be the best location to site them in; and what are their strengths,weaknesses, and assets.We also work with them on the regulatory side as they’re going through the permitting process.Often, there’s a federal level, a state level, and a local level of re- views in order for them to get their final permits so they can be ready for construction.That’s a service that we provide to any and all that are interested in locating here and we have found that to be very successful.” “The fact is,we want to maintain a rural character, but the objective is to create that unique balance between that and economic development,” says Willis, in conclusion.“You can’t be all residential or all commercial and keep everybody happy, so we’re looking for that balance. Past Comprehensive Plans have done a very good job of moving us in that direction, and this next Comprehensive Plan, and the subsequent policies that will be updated going forward, hope to improve upon those.Times change and you have to keep tweaking it.We’re always looking to see where we are and where we need to go.” PREFERRED VENDORS CalvertHealth Medical Center CalvertHealth began in a two-story, frame build- ing in 1919.As the county grew, so did the hospital –upgrading technology, improving facilities and expanding services. From these humble beginnings, it has transformed into a top regional healthcare provider,widely respected as a leader of innova- tive medicine among community hospitals.Today, the health system includes the medical center, an employed physician network, a diagnostic imaging center, urgent care facilities and more. College of Southern MD The College of Southern Maryland provides pro- grams at campuses in Calvert, Charles and St.Mary’s counties,with a focus on local workforce develop- ment to maintain and grow a healthy economy and community.With tuition and fees about half that of a four-year public university, CSM offers associate degrees, certificate programs and continuing educa- tion courses for professional and career develop- ment. CSM has guaranteed transfer agreements with more than 60 universities for students to start locally and transfer seamlessly to the college of their choice. Businesses and individuals in need of professional, convenient and reasonably priced training will also find offerings ideal for their train- ing needs. Learn more at . Berkshire HathawayHomeServices McNelis Group Properties -