- Assets & Challenges
Arts & Entertainment Districts
Established in 2003, the Gateway Arts District has been a key contributor to the revitalization of the US 1 corridor in Mount Rainier, Brentwood, North Brentwood, and Hyattsville.
A Beautiful Place to Live - Natural Areas & Trails
More than 27,000 acres of M-NCPPC-owned parkland, forests, open space, and stream valleys, along with thirteen special conservation areas (SCAs), highlight the breadth of the County’s environmental resources and natural places.
The University of Maryland, College Park, Bowie State University, and Prince George’s Community College annually enroll more than 60,000 students, including 12,000 graduate students.
Economic Catalyst-Regional Medical Center
The August 2013 decision by Dimensions Healthcare System to construct a new $650 million regional medical center at the Largo Town Center Metro Station sets the stage for the advancement of the County’s healthcare and life sciences cluster.
Emerging Industry Clusters
Four existing and emerging industry clusters have the potential to accelerate economic growth through spin-off development and job creation in the County.
In 2012 there were approximately 27,000 federal employees and a range of federal facilities in the County.
Figuring Out the Why & How-Research Institutions
Prince George’s County is home to one of the nation’s preeminent research institutions and the flagship of the University System of Maryland-the University of Maryland, College Park.
Industrial activities accounted for 32 percent of the County’s employment base or approximately 68,000 jobs in 2013.
Location, Location, Location!
Prince George’s County is in an enviable position.
Major Infrastructure Investment - The Purple Line
The proposed 16-mile, $2.2 billion Purple Line light rail transit system is the largest transportation infrastructure investment in Prince George’s County since the Intercounty Connector and the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Improvement project.
National Harbor-A Regional Destination
Strategically located at the I-295 and the Capital Beltway interchange, National Harbor is a 350-acre, mixed-use waterfront development, featuring five hotels, a range of upscale dining and shopping options, Class A office space, and condominiums and townhouses.
Our Municipalities - Engines for Revitalization
There has been a groundswell of revitalization efforts across our municipalities.
The County boasts the second highest number of Metrorail stations in the region—15—in addition to 8 Maryland Area Regional Commuter stations, and 1 Amtrak intercity rail station.
Welcoming & Diverse Communities
One of our greatest assets are our diverse communities which range from historic areas and rural communities to suburban subdivisions and master planned communities and waterfront developments.