New FBI headquarters has potential to move to Maryland
December 28, 2016 by Mark
Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski recently secured federal funding in the amount of $255m through a continuing resolution spending bill in an effort to make her state the home of the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Greenbelt and Landover are both being considered for new location, which would employ about 11,000 people. Either of these is sufficiently close to Upper Marlboro that people from the town could seek employment should the new headquarters move to Maryland. When such a move takes place, a business card printing company will be needed to make sure employees are equipped with up-to-date handouts.
Rushern Baker, Executive of Prince George’s County, thanked Senator Mikulski for her efforts. He said in a statement that she has worked relentlessly to get this funding for a consolidated FBI headquarters. The House of Representatives had approved additional parameters that the GSA could use to determine the location of the project, so this, along with the funding obtained by the Senator, will help to bring the project to the County.
Baker added that money from the proceeds of the sale of the J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington, D.C., along with another $390m that Miluski had obtained in the budget for fiscal year 2016, would pay for half the cost of the building.