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Mitchellville, MD - This morning, EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman spoke at the Catholic Business Network of Prince George's County's monthly networking breakfast at the Country Club at Woodmore. Twenty five business professionals and Catholic educators were in attendance to gain insight into the programs, projects and activities that are driving the County's economic development success. Attendees were extremely interested in the incentives and workforce development programs that could assist the mission of Catholic education and how those opportunities can serve the church and community.
"The explosive growth that Prince George's County is currently experiencing has everything to do with the leadership of County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III and his vision to instill confidence and integrity in County government," said Coleman. "As a result, Prince George's County is trending better than the U.S. and the State of Maryland with a lower unemployment rate, higher household median income and more than $10 billion in the pipeline for new development. The business community is 'bull-ish' on the County and this competitive advantage only helps the Google's and Microsoft's of the world consider coming to Prince George's County. Our future is very bright!"
Coleman also talked about plans to add 60,000 units of multi-family housing around five targeted metro stations over the next few years in hopes of attracting more businesses and more millennials in search of opportunities in cybersecurity and serious about growth.
Among the guests in attendance were Catholic Business Network Board of Directors member Renee Green, John McGuirk and John Kincaid who were overjoyed to hear about how well the County is doing and how it is positioning itself to do even greater things.
"We are so glad to have had Jim Coleman talk to us this morning. Everyone was totally 'wowed' by his presentation," said Green. "If you are not doing business in Prince George's County, you need to rethink that, because this is a County that is on the move!"
Dr. Marco Clark, President and CEO of Bishop McNamara High School, whose school once considered leaving Prince George's County, was also impressed by the Economic Development Corporation presentation.
"Mr. Coleman has such great energy and enthusiasm and belief in Prince George's County, and it's not just talk," said Clark. "This is a great time and a great place to be and we are proud to be in Prince George's County and want to attract more to be with us."
For information on how the EDC can assist businesses with access to capital, site selection and other business support services, contact John Mason, Director of Economic Development (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 301-583-4650.