County Executive Baker Declares Economic Development Week in Prince George’s County

EDC Readies with Recruitment Event, Panel Discussion and Ribbon Cutting
The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation staff was excited to receive a proclamation from County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III today declaring September 28 through October 2, 2015 as Economic Development Week in Prince George’s County. The EDC is celebrating the fifth annual Economic Development Week in partnership with the Maryland Economic Development Association (MEDA), kicking off activities yesterday with an open house recruitment day for Clark Construction. More than 350 job seekers turned out to fill 400 general laborer positions.

“We are very pleased to join our partners at MEDA in celebration of Economic Development Week and to showcase just a few of the assets that Prince George’s County has to offer,” said EDC President Jim Coleman.  “My staff of professionals is committed to making Prince George’s County the best place to Live, Work and Play.”PGEDC - EDW

Economic Development Week continues tonight when County Executive Baker and EDC President Jim Coleman will join a panel of developers and executives at Bisnow’s “Future of Prince George’s County: An In Depth Look at the Major Projects”, at University of Maryland Riggs Auditorium at 4 p.m.  This event will feature the projects that are shaping the future of Prince George’s County and the developers that are leading them.

In addition, on Friday, October 2, 10:30 a.m. County Executive Baker will join the Alice Ferguson Foundation (AFF) for the official ribbon cutting of their Net Zero Green Building at 2001 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD 20607.

The Alice Ferguson Foundation is celebrating the completion of the first phase of construction for the $17M Potomac Watershed Study Center, which includes the grand opening of the Grass Day-Use Building and Boardwalk and Observations Stations. Prince George’s County contributed $3.45 million to the project that will support AFF’s ability to educate students and teachers as well as inspire future innovation.

To view the entire list of Economic Development Week activities around the state, To learn more about economic development and how the EDC can assist your business, visit


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