Policy 2

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.