Governor Hogan and Senate President Mike Miller, joined with Prince George’s County officials to celebrate County Executive Rushern Baker’s success in keeping Thompson Creek Window Co.’s headquartered in the state by attending the groundbreaking for company’s new headquarters in the county. As reported in The Washington Post:
Prince George’s extended a $250,000 loan from its economic development incentive fund to coax Thompson Creek into staying in the county and building a $20 million headquarters. The firm was being courted by Virginia.
County officials helped locate a site for the building in an industrial area along Pennsylvania Avenue and “removed roadblocks” in the permitting and zoning process, Rick Wuest, Thompson Creek’s chief executive, said.
The state pitched in as well, with the Department of Business and Economic Development — under then-Gov. Martin J. O’Malley (D) — offering $750,000, said David S. Iannucci, Baker’s economic development aide.County officials say the project will retain and create up to 500 jobs.