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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION JOINS FORCES WITH GREATER WASHINGTON HISPANIC CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Largo, M.D., April 30, 2018– Last Thursday, the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) hosted a Press Conference and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) formalizing their commitment to enhancing the connection between existing Prince George’s County businesses and the Latino small business community. As a symbol of their ground breaking partnership, Prince George’s County invited the GWHCC to open its first satellite office in the EDC headquarters in Largo, MD.
 
“This is a historic moment in Prince George’s County and for the GWHCC,” said Jim Coleman, President and CEO of the EDC. “Never before has there been a partnership of this type forged specifically to support our Latino business community. Nicole Quiroga and her team are doing life-changing work every day and we couldn’t say ‘no’ to this type of collaboration. I only wish we’d done it sooner, but our friendship is here now and it’s here to stay! El County de Prince George’s esta en fuego!”
 
The signing of this MOU is the result of a continued relationship that has been nurtured between the two parties over the course of the past several years. Working together, the organizations will meet and expand their goals by economically empowering and growing the Latino business community in Prince George’s County and the region. They will also help Latino business learn how to create quality jobs, connect to existing Prince George’s County businesses, form new partnerships and secure local and federal government procurements opportunities in the County.
 
“At GWHCC, our daily mission is to connect the Latino Business community to the wide array of resources available to them; and today is no exception,” said Nicole Quiroga, President and CEO of the GWHCC. “By joining forces with the EDC, we will be equipped to serve the Hispanic community on a much larger scale.”
 
The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)(6) organization, founded in 1976, that supports the economic development of the Greater Washington metropolitan area. The GWHCC membership consists of businesses and individuals who represent a broad range of segments of commerce in the Greater Washington area.
 
The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation provides business services that help attract, retain, and expand businesses, create high-quality jobs, and expand Prince George’s County’s commercial tax base. EDC’s mission of business attraction and expansion is accomplished through our main business initiatives including Business Development, ‘Innovation Station’ Business Accelerator, International Business Development, Workforce Services, and Marketing/Communications.
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Leslie Munoz at lmunoz@gwhcc.org or Lori Valentine at lcvalentine@pgcedc.com.