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EDC Welcomes Nigerian Delegation To Prince George's County

EDC Chief of Staff Britta Vander Linden. (left front); County Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Howard Ways, (left rear); EDC International Business Manager Martin Ezemma, (center); MedTech President & CEO Robert Bruce, (3rd from right); EDC Business Development Director Larry Hentz (right)Largo, MD, May 17, 2016 - Yesterday, the Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted a delegation of ten foreign investors from Nigeria who are looking for investment opportunities in Prince George's County.  EDC President and CEO Jim Coleman and his executive team along with EDC Board Chairman Orlan Johnson, County Redevelopment Authority Executive Director Howard Ways, and local business owner Robert Bruce, the President and CEO of MedTech Enginuity Corporation welcomed the Nigerian delegation to Prince George's County and let them know that they are here in the right place and at the right time to make an investment.

"The lights are on in Prince George's County and we are on fire with investment opportunities in every corner of the County," said Coleman.  "With 14 federal agencies in the County that procure over $100 billion annually to small businesses, and more than $10 billion in new projects in the pipeline, now is the best time to invest in Prince George's County.  People are coming to this County because they can see great things happening here. It's morning in Prince George's County and we are ready for the migration."

Members of the delegation were extremely interested in how the County was re-branding itself through the steps that the Baker Administration has taken to promote a stable and business-friendly environment that has helped fuel the County's hyper-growth economy.  Through County Executive Rushern Baker's leadership, the County streamlined its permitting process and established the Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement, established a $50 million Economic Development Incentive fund and implemented ethics reform to instill integrity and confidence in County government.

"We were delighted with the presentation today from the Economic Development Corporation," said Donna Wilson, Esq. representing the delegation's investment group. "We've seen that it is a wonderful place to do business and we are so pleased that this office has welcomed us and offered its assistance in ways that we could not have anticipated."

The Nigerian investors are currently looking to invest approximately $50 million and are looking for mixed use investment opportunities in Prince George's County.

"We have been in Prince George's County for three days and after hearing the presentation today, I am impressed with the prospects available here," said Kaydoe Amusan, CEO of Kamson Holdings, Ltd, in Lagos, Nigeria.  "I am convinced that this is a place I need to invest. I now know what I need to do to get moving in Prince George's County."

For more information on international investment or import/export opportunities, please contact Martin Ezemma at mezemma@co.pg.md.us or call 301-583-46950.