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COUNTY COUNCIL TO HOST "ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT UPDATE" TOWN HALL MEETING


For Immediate Release: 10/29/2013 1:00 PM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301-952-7484 CouncilMedia@co.pg.md.us

 
November 4th Town Hall to Focus on Strategic Plan; State and Federal Relocation Opportunities; Status of Regional Medical Center and Proposed Casino Sites; and Key Economic Development Accomplishments
 
 

 The Prince George’s County Council will hold an “Economic Development Update” Town Hall Meeting, Monday, November 4, 2013, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., in the Suitland High School Auditorium, 5200 Silver Hill Road in District Heights, Maryland.  

 

With a focus on transit-oriented development, redevelopment, revenue creation and smart growth, the Council is encouraging a more business-friendly Prince George’s County by expanding growth opportunities and commercial development. 

 

“Positive, sustaining economic development is an issue that remains a top priority for the Council,” said Council Chair Andrea C. Harrison (D - District 5).   “The Council wants to provide residents with regular economic development updates - where we are, where we want to go and how we intend to get there.  We also want to work collaboratively with County residents as we move forward together.  I encourage our citizens to join us for this comprehensive community discussion.” 

 

Topics to be discussed during the Council’s Economic Development Town Hall Meeting include:  status updates on the Economic Development Strategic Plan; state and federal relocation opportunities; new Regional Medical Center and proposed casino sites; business and job creation; and economic development challenges and accomplishments.

 

The County Council Economic Development Town Hall Meeting will feature presentations by County economic development officials and other key stakeholders in Prince George’s County; and a question and answer session.   

 

This event is free and open to the public.  Watch live:  www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/Government/LegislativeBranch/videocoverage.asp  

 

WHAT:                   Prince George’s County Council Economic Development Town Hall Meeting 

 

WHO:                     Prince George’s County Council

Prince George’s County Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure, Carla A. Reid

Prince George’s County Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure, David S. Iannucci

 

Prince George’s County Assistant Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Economic Development and Public Infrastructure, Aubrey D. Thagard 

 

Prince George’s County Department of Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement Director,   Haitham Hijazi 

Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation President and CEO, Gwen S. McCall

 

Prince George’s Financial Services Corporation (FSC First) President and CEO, Shelly Gross-Wade                         

 

 WHEN:                  Monday, November 4, 2013

                               7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

 

WHERE:                 Suitland High School Auditorium

 

                                5200 Silver Hill Road     

                                District Heights, Maryland 20747     

 
 
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All legislative powers of Prince George’s County are vested in the County Council.  The County Council sits as the District Council on zoning and land use policy, and as the Board of Health to govern and guide health policy.  The County Council meets as a legislative body on Tuesdays in the Council Hearing Room on the first floor of the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro.  For more information on the Prince George’s County Council, please visit www.princegeorgescountymd.gov.