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Statement of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

Press Release

For Immediate Release:
May 31, 2013 

For Information Contact:
Monica Biscoe
Communications Specialist
(301) 583-4622

 

Statement of Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

Maryland Board of Public Works Invests in Jobs and Economic Opportunity in Prince George’s County  

Upper Marlboro, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker,III released the following statement after the State of Maryland’s Board of Public Works voted unanimously 3-0  to relocate the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development from Crownsville, MD to New Carrollton, MD:    

“On behalf of nearly 900,000 residents of Prince George’s County, I want to thank Governor O’Malley and Lt. Governor Brown for their support for this smart and strategic investment that will significantly impact the economic future of  Prince George’s County, the State and the region.  I also want to thank Comptroller Franchot and Treasurer Kopp for their affirmative votes to relocate Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development to our County.  It was great to see a unanimous vote for a project of this magnitude.    

Prince George’s County makes up 15% of the State’s population, and we welcome the opportunity to house our first state agency.  This relocation will jump start transit oriented development at the New Carrollton Metro Station and anchor a quality mixed use project that will create jobs, increase our commercial tax base, and provide retail and residential options in a new urban center.

I want to commend Maryland’s Department of General Services (DGS) and the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development for considering the positive long-term economic impact that this development will be for the State.  I also want to congratulate the City of New Carrollton and the developer for this project, Berman Enterprises, for their commitment to bringing a state agency to our County.  My administration looks forward to working with them as we transform this key transportation hub.  The State of Maryland's and Berman Enterprises decision to move this important agency to Prince George's County represents a decision to invest in this County that will help to fuel a growing economy and bring jobs and revenue for us and the State.” 

  

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