MGM Resorts International and Prince George’s County officials have reached an agreement that sets employment and procurement goals for the construction and operations of the $925 million casino resort planned for National Harbor.
Part of the goals relate to the casino giant’s hiring and contracting within the county and with companies owned by minorities. MGM also has committed to investing $1 million in the county before the casino opens and to contribute $400,000 to the county annually while the casino is in operation.
For months, officials with the Prince George’s county executive’s office and MGM worked behind closed doors to negotiate the agreement. But that drew criticism from residents, civic leaders and County Council members, who said they were being left out of the negotiations.