Cambridge, MD, September 15, 2016 – EDC President & CEO Jim Coleman provided remarks on behalf of County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III at the Maryland Chamber of Commerce Business Policy and Competitiveness Conference in Cambridge, Maryland. Over 200 people attended the luncheon to kick off the conference that brought together influential business, policy and academic leaders from around Maryland to talk about business growth and public policy. Mr. Coleman participated in a panel discussion and presented excited new development and economic activities in Prince George’s County.
“Everything that should be up is up, and everything that should be down is down in Prince George’s County,” said Coleman. “Because of the leadership of County Executive Baker, the median household income in Prince George’s County rose by $5,000 in the past year. More companies are growing and the County’s tax-base has increased because of hot new development projects like MGM National Harbor. Our schools are doing much better. Crime is down and the unemployment rates are down as a result of the creation of thousands of jobs. This is how we do it in Prince George’s County!”
According to reports by the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, the median household income in Prince George’s County increased from $72,290 to $76,741, one of the largest increases in the country. Overall, Maryland had the highest median household income of any state with an increase to $75,847.
The economic development leaders in the audience were wowed by the good news about Prince George’s County. Many inquired about the bountiful opportunities available in Prince George’s County and how they could take part in the future success that Mr. Coleman is confident will take place.
To learn more about economic development opportunities in Prince George’s County, join the EDC on September 22nd as it partners with FSC First to host Thirsty (For Business) Thursday at the Marlton Golf Club, 9413 Midland Turn, Upper Marlboro, MD. Business leaders interested in making impactful connections to grow their business should not miss this event.
To RSVP for Thirsty (For Business) Thursday, please visit: www.pgcedc.com/events. Also, be sure to follow the Prince George's County EDC company page on LinkedIn (click here) to stay informed about key business news.