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At casino progress event, MGM says it’s meeting local contracting goals

The top executive at MGM Resorts International stood before Maryland leaders Wednesday, hailing the 1,000 workers on the site where a luxury casino is being built and calling it a sign of “remarkable progress” for the $1.2 billion project.

But some Prince George’s County activists and civic leaders say the company has fallen short of its promise to hire county residents and minority contractors for the project.

Joined by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) on the 23-acre site of MGM National Harbor, Jim Murren said the resort promises to be an economic engine that will provide opportunity for county residents “from a diverse set of backgrounds to pursue their dreams and launch incredible careers.”

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