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.”
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.”
including recommendations regarding improving the business climate in Prince
George’s County, may be submitted via e-mail to Chairman Franklin at email@example.com with a copy to
the Clerk of the Council, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.