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MD Voters Approve Question 7

Largo, MD – “Yesterday, Maryland voters gave Prince George’s County and the State an economic boost by approving Question 7 – paving the way for a high end destination resort to be built in Prince George’s County. I am very pleased with this outcome and I want to thank Governor O’Malley, Senate President Miller and Speaker Busch for supporting the right of Marylanders to make this important decision.   I also want to acknowledge the leadership and advocacy of Lt. Governor Brown, Montgomery County Executive Leggett, Howard County Executive Ulman, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake, and members of the Prince George’s County House and Senate Delegations. 

The intent of this issue was always about creating more jobs and revenue for the State of Maryland.  Clearly voters understood that the passage of Question 7 would help to strengthen our State and County budgets, allowing us to invest in key priorities like education as well as create a significant number of new jobs for the County and the State.  
 
Ultimately, the passage of Question 7 will lead to one of the largest development projects in the history of this County and will have a significant impact on economic development.  My administration will continue to aggressively pursue and create economic development opportunities that will expand our commercial tax-base, such as building a world-class regional medical center, pursuing federal agencies to locate here and emphasizing transit oriented development.   We will aggressively utilize the County’s unprecedented $50 million Economic Development Incentive Fund to encourage business growth and expansion.  
 
I have repeatedly said that Prince George’s County will become an economic engine for the State and this Region.  Yesterday, the Maryland voters ‘ approval of Question 7 put an important amount of fuel in our economic engine.  While it is not all the fuel we will need to reach our destination, it will certainly move us a considerable ways down the road to growing our commercial tax base and making Prince George’s County a better place to invest, work and visit.   

Media Contact:

Monica Biscoe, Communications Specialist

Prince George’s County EDC

301.583.4622