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Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Announces James Coleman as President and Chief Executive Officer


Largo, MD –  Today, the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced that James (Jim) Coleman has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  Coleman is replacing Gwen McCall who led the EDC for the last four years.  As the leader of the County’s EDC, Coleman will be responsible for helping to attract and retain major employers, using tools like the County’s $50 million Economic Development Incentive Fund as well as guiding efforts to promote the County’s designation as a Foreign Trade Zone to encourage international investment in Prince George’s County.  He will also guide the organization’s workforce development and employment services programs.

“With $6 billion in economic development projects in the pipeline over the last four years, Prince George’s County has become the ‘place to be’ for businesses and we are just getting started,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “We are excited about Jim Coleman being at the helm of our economic development team.  He will take a bold and innovative approach to attracting businesses to Prince George’s County.  His leadership will help cement the County’s growing reputation within the business community regionally, nationally and internationally as a jurisdiction that welcomes companies across all industry sectors.”

Coleman previously served as Executive Director of the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency and Local Development Corporation where he quickly became one of their premier business advocates and deal makers.  Within one year of his appointment, Jim successfully infused nearly $1 billion in financing and tax incentives into the market, enabling these organizations to carry out their strategic missions and create nearly 5,000 jobs for Westchester’s residents.  Jim has 32 years of business experience where he worked for corporate firms such as Oscar Mayer & Co., Pepsi Cola Company, Altria Corporation and American Express.  He has also worked for the New York State Senate and held several executive leadership positions with entrepreneurial ventures.

Read full article here from Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation


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