Post Spotlights Head of Prince George’s County Economic Development

Jim Coleman, President and CEO of Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, was the focus of a recent article in The Washington Post.

The article briefly highlighted and chronicled the upbringing that led him into the business world, history with County Executive Rushern Baker, and impassioned pursuit to bring businesses and economic prosperity to Prince George’s County.

As reported in The Washington Post:

Coleman is the evangelist to Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker III’s hoped-for economic revival. Armed with generous tax incentives, loans and other offers of assistance, he has launched an aggressive campaign to lure businesses with expiring leases from Northern Virginia and the District,calling potential converts to see how they might prosper in a jurisdiction that for decades has struggled to compete with its wealthier neighbors.

Still, Coleman soldiers on, driven by a belief that bringing in new employers is the crucial first step in providing new opportunities.

“I don’t care about making profits. I care about creating jobs,” he says, his voice quickening. “The best way to fight income inequality is not through pennies, but skill development.”

For more information read the full article in The Washington Post.