Maximize the competitiveness of County sites to maintain existing and secure new, General Services Administration (GSA) leases.
EP2.1 - Dedicate County economic development staff to proactively engage the private development and broker community to increase GSA lease space. Pursue federal leasing opportunities with GSA through the County Executive’s Office.
EP2.2 - Negotiate with the GSA to increase the County’s rent cap to match that of other jurisdictions in the region. Allow rates that reflect the differences between a basic lease renewal in an existing building and one that requires new construction or costly upgrades.
EP2.3 - Advocate for more stringent “proximity” clauses in federal government contracts to increase the presence of government contractors in the County.