Maryland Gov. Wes Moore along with other state leaders made a final push for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to move its headquarters to Prince George’s County.
Gov. Moore joined Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Paul Wiedefeld to highlight why Prince George’s County is the best location for the new, consolidated FBI Headquarters.
Following the press conference, lawmakers will meet with the federal General Services Administration to discuss the Landover and Greenbelt sites. The GSA also said proximity to major bus stops and proximity to airports are among the criteria it’ll look at.
“By selecting Prince George’s County as the new home to the consolidated FBI Headquarters, the Biden Administration is presented with a legacy-defining decision that has the potential to not only mark the start of a new chapter for the FBI, but also create a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity for a majority African American community that has long been overlooked in decisions on the siting and expansion of federal agencies,” the Moore Administration said in a news release. “Maryland’s assets and our sites meet the day-to-day mission of the FBI and are unrivaled in presenting an opportunity to address equity, promote cyber security readiness, ensure transportation access, and provide the best deal for American taxpayers.”
A third site under consideration is in Northern Virginia. Last month, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin made a push for the Springfield site.
The Springfield site is near the Franconia-Springfield Metro Station, which the Virginia delegation sees as a huge benefit. The Maryland delegation argues their 61-acre proposed site sits right next to the Greenbelt Metro Station and about 40% of FBI employees already live in the state.
The GSA has projected relocation costs at more than $200 million.