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Prince George’s County Executive Baker, Peterson Companies Welcomed Tanger Outlets National Harbor at Groundbreaking

Largo, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Milt Peterson, Principal and Chairman of The Peterson Companies along with State and County Officials welcomed Chairman Steven Tanger, President and CEO Tanger Factory Outlet Centers.

“Today is another extraordinary day for Prince George’s County,” touted Baker.  “The Tanger Outlets National Harbor represents another successful spoke in the wheel as we work to create more high-quality retail, increase employment opportunities and grow our commercial tax base.  Today we break ground on a development that will enable Prince Georgians to spend their money at home and have people from around the region come to us for higher-end retail shopping.  This development is a major addition to our retail mix and an exciting prospect that will help Prince George’s County attract more visitors and fulfill a longstanding request from our residents for higher-end retail options.”  

 “We are pleased to begin construction of Tanger Outlets National Harbor in this dynamic lifestyle destination and to create new job opportunities in Prince George’s County” said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.  “Our goal is to create an exceptional outlet experience to serve this outstanding market area and to attract domestic and international tourists visiting the metropolitan D.C. area with great designer and brand name stores with on trend, in season value priced merchandise.  We look forward to being a great partner to Prince George’s County and the local community and to bringing this world class Tanger Outlets fashion destination to National Harbor” added Tanger.

Tanger Outlets National Harbor is located at the base of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and directly accessible from the Capital Beltway (I-95, I-495), I-295 and Indian Head Highway (Rt 210).  It will serve as a leading outlet destination for the 8 million residents in the surrounding Maryland, Virginia and D.C. communities. The center is located only 8 miles southeast of the nation’s capital which welcomes 33 million annual domestic and international visitors.  The center’s unique features will include a modern design with a pedestrian friendly layout that will function as an open-air mall with both covered and uncovered landscaped courtyards and park-like settings throughout the complex.  Tanger Outlets National Harbor will introduce approximately 80 leading brand name and designer outlet stores including Calvin Klein, H&M,
IZOD, Gap Factory Store, American Eagle Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic Factory Store, White House Black Market Outlet, Chico’s Outlet, Columbia, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Aéropostale, P.S. by Aéropostale, J. Crew Factory, Le Creuset Outlet and many more.

This project features 340,000 square feet of GLA and represents a private investment of almost $100 million dollars.  It is one of the largest economic development projects in the County and will create an estimated 600 jobs during construction and approximately 1,000 full and part-time retail jobs upon completion.   The center is estimated to create an additional $6.5 million dollars in annual sales tax revenue for the state.

The new outlet center will be co-owned by Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. and Peterson Companies and will be branded as Tanger Outlets National Harbor. Tanger and Peterson will each own a 50% interest in the project and will jointly provide site development and construction supervision services to the venture. Tanger Outlet Centers will provide management services, leasing and marketing to the joint venture.

"The Tanger Outlets brand is synonymous with quality and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring these high quality retail brands to Prince George's County” stated Milt Peterson, Chairman, Peterson Companies. “This is an exciting new chapter in the evolution of National Harbor and we believe that Tanger Outlets National Harbor will be a tremendous complement to our existing shopping, dining, entertainment and hospitality offerings.”

"Tanger Outlets National Harbor will be a game changer in terms of retail options and opportunities in Prince George's County," said Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III.  "By this time next year, we are going to have thousands of shoppers from around the region and state spending money in Prince George's County during the holiday season while supporting and creating jobs for our residents.  I am very excited to break this ground and welcome Tanger Outlets to Prince George's County."

Peterson Companies is one of the largest privately-owned real estate development companies in the Washington, DC region and offers fully-integrated development and management services for commercial office, residential and retail real estate. The company is responsible for some of the most prominent and successful mixed-use, residential and office developments in Northern Virginia and Maryland including National Harbor, Virginia Gateway, Downtown Silver Spring, Washingtonian Center, Fairfax Corner, Fair Lakes, Burke Centre and Tysons McLean Office Park. Founded by Milt Peterson over 30 years ago, the company has an extensive two million square foot development pipeline throughout the Washington DC region. For more information about the company please visit www.PetersonCos.com

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 43 upscale outlet shopping centers in 26 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 12.9 million square feet leased to over 2,700 stores operated by more than 460 different brand name companies. More than 175 million shoppers visit Tanger Factory Outlet Centers annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the company's web site at www.tangeroutlet.com.

Media Contact:
Monica Biscoe, Communications Specialist
Prince George’s County EDC