Prince George’s County Initiates Campaign to Lure Northern Virginia Contractors

Prince George’s County is initiating an aggressive campaign to lure contractors from Northern Virginia. As reported by the Washington Business Journal,

The sales pitch includes an opportunity to be in the backyard of 14 federal agencies, as well as a number of big-ticket projects and county financial incentives aimed at bringing contractor office space into Prince George’s.

“This is a great time to be here in Prince George’s County,” Jim Coleman, president and CEO of Prince George’s Economic Development Corp., told me at a “matchmaking” event Tuesday that drew a crowd of 150 businesses including several from Virginia.

By attracting contractors, Coleman said the county could address a sad reality facing its workforce.

“Right now about 60 percent of our residents, when they get up in the morning, they leave and they go to work outside the county,” Coleman said.

Prince George’s federal footprint consists of 14 federal agencies spending $80 billion annually on procurement.

MACo’s Winter Conference will feature a session on attracting businesses to your county. The session, “Bringing Business to Your Backyard,” will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 2:15 pm – 3:15 pm. A site selection consultant will discuss important factors considered by businesses looking to relocate.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference:

Questions? Contact Meetings & Events Director Virginia White.

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