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SEABROOK – In a 10-1 vote, Hyattsville City Council agreed to support the proposal of a redesign of a Sunoco gas station sitting along MD 410 and Belfast Road. The council will send its recommendations to the Prince George’s County Council to receive the permits necessary to start the project. Councilmember Danny Schaible stood alone […]

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SEABROOK – In a 10-1 vote, Hyattsville City Council agreed to support the proposal of a redesign of a Sunoco gas station sitting along MD 410 and Belfast Road. The council will send its recommendations to the Prince George’s County Council to receive the permits necessary to start the project. Councilmember Danny Schaible stood alone […]

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SEABROOK – Concern surrounded College Park City Council’s Oct. 22 meeting as it passed preliminary plans for housing and commercial development on 4422 Knox Road that could impact businesses, walkability and affordable housing in the area. Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC, a property developer, applied for approval on a multi-use building for 341 student apartments, […]

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WASHINGTON – The McDonald’s Corporation, in collaboration with the International Youth Foundation (IYF), announced a $200,000 investment in Prince George’s County and Washington, D.C. to expand its Youth Opportunity Initiative on July 18. The Youth Opportunity Initiative is a pre-employment initiative that includes job readiness training, employment opportunities, and workplace development. The goal is to […]

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LARGO — Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford hosted the Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force regional summit for Prince George’s County to discuss how county leadership and the task force is looking to take advantage of the county’s Opportunity Zones on Aug. 7. The Opportunity Zone Leadership Task Force has had meetings in different regions throughout the […]

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COLLEGE PARK — The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business concluded its Terp Startup program on July 31, where student entrepreneurs spend eight weeks building their business startups. Working out of the new College Park WeWork, the shared co-workspace company’s first location on a college campus […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Prince George’s County Planning Board voted to approve the construction of an Amazon distribution center in the Westphalia community following a public hearing on July 18 where residents voiced their disapproval of the plan. The planning board reviewed the site plan for an Amazon merchandising logistics center which is proposed to […]

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LARGO – County Executive Angela Alsobrooks and Councilmember Derrick Leon Davis (D) assured residents of District 6 that improved development coming their way in the upcoming years is going to support their needs as Prince George’s County continues to grow into the future. In front of a filled conference room at the Largo Student Center […]

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LARGO — The Prince George’s County Office of Central Services (OCS) held its inaugural Construction Industry Day, where they announced $100 million in new construction opportunities around the county that county-based small and minority construction business owners can bid on June 27. To expand small and minority businesses and promote diversity in procurement practices, OCS […]

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SUITLAND  — County Councilmember Rodney Streeter (District 7), along with At-Large Council Members Mel Franklin and Calvin Hawkins, held a roundtable discussion to identify needs and opportunities within small, local, minority, veteran and women-owned businesses on June 19. During the meeting, the county councilmembers and the business community discussed financial assistance for small businesses, certification […]

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UPPER MARLBORO – Two former professional football players used their star power to drive up interest in the grand openings of two new businesses in Prince George’s County on June 14 and 15. Former Washington Redskins running back Clinton Portis and three-time Super Bowl champion Ty Law entered their names into the growing economic development […]

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CLINTON — County Executive Angela Alsobrooks announced nine winners of the Commercial Property Improvement Program (CPIP) grants, a total of $1.9 million that will help revitalize shopping centers throughout the county that have fallen into disrepair, on May 31. “This program that we are announcing is intended to provide grant incentives to improve the appearance […]

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GREENBELT — The Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce (PGCOC) held a State of the Chamber breakfast where panelists and members of the chamber discussed the effects Amazon’s headquarters in Crystal City would have on Prince George’s County and its small businesses on Feb. 27. “When you look at Prince George’s County, we have county transportation […]

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ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly gathered in an Economic Matters Committee meeting on Feb. 8, to discuss legislation that would raise the state minimum wage to $15 and while they heard from workers who are for increased wages, business owners are concerned about of the effects it would have on small businesses around the […]

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GREENBELT – Tension clouded the Greenbelt City Council work session on Feb. 5, as representatives from Rodgers Consulting and Quantum Development found themselves on the hot seat as their Master Development Plan for the Beltway Plaza Mall faced serious questioning. “My skepticism is based upon the past…the past lack of trust,” said Councilmember Edward V.J. […]

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ANNAPOLIS — During a public hearing for the Maryland General Assembly’s Economic Matters Committee, County Executive Angela Alsobrooks spoke in support of raising the minimum wage to $15 on Feb. 8. The eight-hour meeting brought together Maryland state delegates, other county leaders such as Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Anne Arundel County Executive Steven Schuh, […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — As part of its ongoing initiative to strengthen nonprofit organizations throughout Prince George’s County, and in turn, better serve the county’s youth, the Prince George’s County Council announced the expansion of its partnership with Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) to continue their Ready for Work Nonprofit Capacity Building Initiative on Jan. 24. “The […]

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UPPER MARLBORO — The Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission (SMADC) awarded a total of $22,845 in grants to 15 farms, seven from Prince George’s County, through their SMADC Farmer Mini-Grant program. “What we’ve done is made these funds available for small projects that can be completed relatively quickly in, let’s say, a year,” said Marketing […]

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