Apparently, the FBI’s expanded counterterrorism and cyber crime efforts require some new digs. And the move could be a boon to Maryland’s economy if state officials succeed in persuading the bureau to make Prince George’s County the site of their new, updated headquarters.
Ours isn’t the only state vying; Virginia and D.C. will also likely make bids for the new building. Wherever it goes, it will bring with it 11,600 jobs and a large scale ($1.2 billion) construction project.
If the bureau moves to Maryland it will join the ranks of the Food and Drug Administration and the Social Security Administration as one of the state’s largest federal agencies.
But don’t hold your breath. The project wouldn’t be completed until 2020 “at the earliest.”