County Council


Prince George's County, Maryland

STATEMENT FROM PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY COUNCIL CHAIR MEL FRANKLIN ON THE APPROVAL OF THE MGM NATIONAL HARBOR PROJECT BY THE DISTRICT COUNCIL


For Immediate Release: 7/21/2014 9:00 PM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301.952.7484

 

Today's approval of the MGM National Harbor site plan by the Prince George's County Council, sitting as the District Council, is a giant leap forward for jobs and opportunity for the residents of Prince George's County.  This $1 billion resort and entertainment venue is the surest sign that we are bringing the world to Prince George's County and becoming a national destination for economic development.   MGM National Harbor will generate thousands of new jobs and millions in new tax revenue for the County and State. 

The Council looks forward to considering the Community Benefits Agreement negotiated between the County and MGM on Wednesday, July 23, which establishes requirements for local minority business participation, local hiring, and local resident investment opportunities for the MGM       National Harbor facility.  This is the first Community Benefits Agreement negotiated with one of Maryland's approved casino venues.

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