MGM proposes $925 million casino for Prince George's County

Playing the last hand of the week in a round of bidding for the rights to build a casino in Prince George's County, MGM Resorts said Friday that the merits of its $925 million resort next to the Capital Beltway trump the others. Its ace in the hole is a location on a hill above the Potomac River at National Harbor, said Jim Murren, MGM's chairman and CEO. (Balt. Sun)

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Potomac water taxis could cost millions to operate, consultant says

The cost of running regular ferries between Alexandria or Reagan National Airport and the Southeast or Southwest Washington would be about $6.4 million per year on each route, not counting the cost of terminals, docks, dredging or land transportation connections, a consultant said Thursday after a presentation to the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. (Wash. Post)

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Project manager needed to move forward on sale of Fort Ritchie

The corporation in charge of redeveloping Fort Ritchie is looking for either an individual or a firm to act as project manager to help it move forward on selling the nearly 600-acre former U.S. Army base. The hiring of a project manager was among the recommendations in a report prepared by The Counselors of Real Estate Consulting Corps, or CRE. (Herald-Mail)

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How much did Baltimore spend on Grand Prix staffing?

During its three-year run, Baltimore's Grand Prix IndyCar race cost the city about $1.4 million in increased staffing, overtime and related expenses. City officials disclosed the staffing costs in response to a Maryland Public Information Act request filed by The Baltimore Sun. Related expenses include items such as feeding workers during the event and purchasing ear plugs for them. (Balt. Sun)

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Hale Wants Arena

Baltimore Blast owner Ed Hale says he wants to buy the Baltimore Arena, where the team plays its home games. Hale though told WBAL's Jimmy Mathis that his offer has been rejected, noting that his relationship with City Hall is strained, due in part to a lawsuit his company filed in March over ownership of billboards around the arena. Hale claims he owns the billboards. The city claims otherwise. (WBAL)

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National Harbor casino site gets most support from Prince George’s residents at hearings

When it was time last week for the public to weigh in on the three proposals under consideration for a casino license in Prince George’s County, one appeared to enjoy, by far, the greatest support among community leaders and other residents: the one for MGM National Harbor. (Wash. Post)

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New group’s goal: Help make health care more mobile 

More than 160 individuals working in health care, government and technology have joined forces to create the Maryland HealthTech Coalition, with the goal of boosting collaboration among those sectors and increasing investment in companies that create innovative, marketable technologies. The MDHTC aims to grow the health-tech sector by holding monthly meet-ups for business owners, nonprofit leaders, government representatives and health professionals to share ideas, offer advice and find ways to work together to solve problems facing the health care industry. (Daily Record)

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Rider Jet Center Plans Project At Md. Airport

Pending clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration, a nearly $6 million project at Hagerstown Regional Airport soon will bring brand-new amenities to general aviation pilots and passengers. Rider Jet Center, a fixed-base operator (FBO) at the airport since 2003, has overgrown its existing 3,000-square-foot facility and needs more space, owner David Rider said Oct. 16. (Herald-Mail-CBS)

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