County Council


Prince George's County, Maryland

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COUNCIL APPROVES HISTORIC COMMUNITY BENEFIT AGREEMENT WITH MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL


For Immediate Release: 7/25/2014 3:00 PM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301.952.7484 CouncilMedia@co.pg.md.us

The Prince George’s County Council, meeting during the Council’s final session prior to the August recess on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, voted to approve CR-68-2014, a landmark Community Benefit Agreement(CBA) between Prince George’s County and MGM Resorts International.  
 
Council Resolution 68-2014 establishes requirements regarding County-based business participation; County-based minority business participation; employment opportunities for County residents during the construction and operation; and local investment opportunities for County residents at the new billion-dollar MGM National Harbor Resort Casino project. 
 
“This is the first and only Community Benefit Agreement with one of Maryland's six approved casinos.  I would like to thank my colleagues and our Council staff for their hard work and dedication in this endeavor, and applaud the leadership and partnership of County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and his staff,” said Prince George’s County Council Chairman Mel Franklin (D) – District 9.  “We look forward to working with MGM during the construction and operation phases of this new facility to ensure that the components of this historic agreement are fully implemented and that County residents reap the economic benefits of this world-class destination resort scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.  We are bringing the world to Prince George's County and MGM National Harbor is a great beginning.”
 
The historic Community Benefit Agreement also includes a host of additional benefits including summer internships, a new culinary program, and local philanthropy contributions. 
 
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