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County, MD Officials React to FBI Relocation News

FBI - J. Edgar Hoover Building in D.C. (credit: Wikipedia)

Yesterday, the General Services Administration (GSA) issued a RFI (Request for Information) to relocate FBI headquarters from its current location in J. Edgar Hoover Building (JEH) building to a possible location “within the National Capital Region (defined as the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince Georges counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties in Virginia, as well the independent municipalities within each of these counties)”.

You can read the entire RFI here on GSA’s website.

The news made several County and MD officials thrilled and excited. They all think Maryland, in particular Prince George’s is an ideal place for FBI to relocate.

Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker made this statement on the news:

“With more land available for development at its 15 Metro stations than any other jurisdiction in the Metropolitan area, Prince George’s County has identified several locations that would be ideal for the new FBI home. Each of the locations provides outstanding access to Metro, major highways, room for growth, and a highly educated workforce. I am confident that both the GSA and FBI will recognize that our unique and superior attributes match their requirements as well as their wants and needs.”

MD Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5), U.S. Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin (both D-MD), and Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards (MD-4) also reacted positively. Here is what they said:

With a significant portion of the federal workforce living in Maryland and ample land available near Metro stations, it’s clear Prince George’s County is the right choice for the new headquarters. The project would bring thousands of jobs to the County, boost our local economy, and generate additional revenues for our community. As the process continues to move forward, we will be working closely together to advocate for bringing this project, and the new economic opportunities that will accompany it, to Prince George’s County.”

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