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President & CEO

 

Greetings from the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation

Prince George’s County has experienced tremendous growth over the past decade and is rapidly becoming the epicenter for economic development in the Washington metropolitan area. We boast a Triple A Bond rating, a highly skilled workforce, and a large supply of undeveloped land. Our county is served by multiple interstate highways, three international airports and access to the Port of Baltimore. We have the largest number of Metro stations in the Capital region that are primed for TOD and smart growth.

Prince George’s County is home to several federal, academic and commercial assets, including: NOAA, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Joint Base Andrews (home of Air Force One), the University of Maryland at College Park, Bowie State University, Prince George’s Community College, Howard University Beltsville, Woodmore Towne Centre, Steeplechase International Business Park, Washington Redskins FedEx Field, and Six Flags America—to name a few.

Our crown jewel is National Harbor, a $4 billion, 300-acre waterfront complex of condominiums, townhouses, restaurants, hotels and retailers. It is anchored by the Gaylord National Hotel and Resort, and has served as a catalyst for attracting high-end retail and commercial development projects. In November 2013, Tanger Outlets, a 340,000-square-foot shopping center featuring more than 80 brand name and designer outlet stores, opened at National Harbor.

National Harbor’s newest attraction is the Capital Wheel. Standing 190 feet high, this observation wheel has 42 climate-controlled gondolas that can carry a maximum of 336 passengers, providing bird’s eye views of the Washington Monument, U.S. Capitol, Alexandria and Prince George’s County.

Looming on the horizon with much anticipation is a 1.2 billion resort-casino to be built by MGM Resorts International at National Harbor. Slated to open in 2016, this luxury resort and casino is expected to draw thousands each year from across the Washington Metropolitan region and beyond.

While we are excited about these and many other projects on the horizon, there are still tremendous opportunities for growth and investment in Prince George’s County. We invite you to come see for yourself. We have a wealth of incentives, programs and resources to help you make the decision to locate, or expand, your business in Prince George’s County. I’m sure that you will agree that Prince George’s County is “Primed for Business!”

James Coleman
President and CEO
Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation