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Posted on: September 19, 2017

[ARCHIVED] County Executive Announces Prince George’s County Sites for Amazon HQ2

Prince George’s County and Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) are proposing three high quality options in Prince George’s County, Maryland as potential HQ2 locations for Amazon

Upper Marlboro, MD: Prince George’s County and Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) are proposing three high quality options in Prince George’s County, Maryland as potential HQ2 locations for Amazon – near the College Park, Greenbelt and New Carrollton Metro stations. Each of these sites specifically addresses the requirements of the Amazon RFP.

Specifically, these sites will: be cost-effective; provide competitive capital and operating cost models; provide access to a skilled, educated labor force; provide immediate access to the State’s flagship university, which ranks among the highest in the nation in terms of technology, science, engineering and management; meet all mass transportation, highway, and airport proximity needs; have the shortest time to operation; and address their cultural and community needs, and guarantee a high quality of life. To see a PowerPoint on the County’s proposed sites, please click here.

“Over the past six years, Prince George’s County has successfully attracted nearly $10 billion in economic development including the $1.4 billion dollar MGM National Harbor Resort, the new Regional Medical Center in Largo, the Purple Line, and multiple business retentions and expansions. In addition, we have made headlines by having two sites as finalists for a new consolidated FBI Headquarters,” said County Executive Baker. “All of this economic development activity has resulted in us leading the State of Maryland in job creation over the last three reporting quarters. It is clear that the entire National Capital Region as well as the State of Maryland is very competitive in this regards. In addition to Prince George’s County having great sites with enough space and land at our Metro stations, we are home to institutions of higher learning such as the University of Maryland and Bowie State University. We also have a highly educated and diverse workforce that will help Amazon grow and prosper. Companies like 2U, Inc. and Kaiser Permanente realize that Prince George’s County is the place to be. We are “Primed” and ready to bring a company like Amazon to the National Capital Region and I am very excited about this opportunity.”

Attributes/Benefits of Proposed sites for Amazon HQ2:

College Park Metro Station: 

8,000,000+ SF

128.5 Acres

Flexible Zoning

Accessible to flagship campus of the University of Maryland

Existing buildings, redevelopment sites, greenfields, future expansion areas

Direct access to Metro, MARC, and Purple Line (light rail)

Urban and suburban, walkable, bike-friendly neighborhoods

Greenbelt Metro Station:

14,000,000+ SF

225 Acres

Flexible Zoning

Accessible to flagship campus of University of Maryland

Existing buildings, redevelopment sites, greenfields, future expansion areas

Direct access to two Metro stops, MARC, and Purple Line light rail

Urban and suburban, walkable, bike friendly neighborhoods

New Carrollton Metro Station: 

10,000,000+ SF

300+ Acres

Flexible Zoning

Existing buildings, redevelopment sites, greenfields, future expansion areas

Multiple transit options, including Metro, Amtrak, Acela, MARC, Purple Line, local and interstate buses

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