County Council


Prince George's County, Maryland

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIRMAN MEL FRANKLIN INVITES BUSINESS COMMUNITY TO WEIGH IN WITH POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY


For Immediate Release: 4/15/2014 10:00 AM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301.952.7484

Local and Regional Businesses Encouraged to Submit Policy Recommendations to County Council
 
 
 
Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D) – District 9, has extended a 90-day invitation to local and regional business communities seeking their policy recommendations for improving economic development in Prince George’s County. In a letter dated Monday, April 14, 2014, Chairman Franklin asks local and regional business community members for specific and concrete steps that the County could take to improve its local business climate and foster economic development.
 
Chairman Franklin, understanding that local government does not have every answer, wants to work even more collaboratively with the business community to bring the best possible economic development opportunities to Prince George’s County.
 
“When it comes to the world of business, our County Government does not have all or even most of the answers. Thus, this invitation is an effort to gather the best policy ideas and information from the private sector about how the County can best stimulate high-quality economic development, expand our local business community, foster an environment that creates 21st century jobs, and truly ‘bring the world’ to Prince George’s County.”  
 
Chairman Franklin urges leaders of the business community to weigh in on the County’s economic development policy discussion, writing: “I would like to encourage our business stakeholders to be candid and direct about the challenges and recommendations regarding our local business climate from their perspectives and experiences.”  He adds, “Whether there are issues related to permitting, taxes and fees, zoning, regulations, or other aspects of our County Government’s role in creating an effective and healthy business climate, please share your best ideas and recommendations without hesitation and with as much policy specificity and support as possible.”
 
Written responses, including recommendations regarding improving the business climate in Prince George’s County, may be submitted via e-mail to Chairman Franklin at mfranklin1@co.pg.md.us with a copy to the Clerk of the Council, clerkofthecouncil@co.pg.md.us.  Additionally, responses can be mailed to Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland, or faxed to 301.952.5275, Attention: Mel Franklin.  All responses will be made available to the public. Responses should be received by July 14, 2014.
 
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