The Updated Quality of Life Index is Coming on April 13, 2016!

by bizroundtable on April 12, 2016

The text below, including some of the good news revealed in the index, is from our Press Release for the Updated Index.

The Roundtable Unveils its New Quality of Life Index for Prince George’s County During County Executive Rushern Baker’s State of the Economy Address

Prince George’s County, MD- The Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable invites you to take part in the release of the updated Prince George’s County Quality of Life Index®, a statistical account of where Prince George’s County stands in all relevant data categories (Economy, Education, Public Safety, Health, Transportation), both with regards to its own progress, and when measured against its regional neighbors. This follow-up, two years in the making, makes it clear that Prince George’s County is meeting the challenges of this exceptional region. The event will take place Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in the ballrooms of The Colony South Hotel (7401 Surratts Road, Clinton, Md. 20735), during the State of the Economy Address from 8:30-10:00am.

We’ve documented improvements in the county over the last two years since our most recent Quality of Life, and good news abounds, as residents are living substantially longer lives, healthier babies are being born, and, thousands more residents are employed in Prince George’s County, driving the unemployment rate in the county below the State of Maryland. And, in public safety, the county continues to make substantial strides, with double-digit drops over the last two years in forcible rape (down 35%), robbery (down 41%), motor vehicle theft (down nearly 20%), and burglary (down 56%). With billions in projects coming to Prince George’s County over the next several years, this document makes it clear that the county is beginning to see its potential realized.

Joining Roundtable President/CEO M.H. Jim Estepp on the podium will be Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, County Council Chair Derrick Leon Davis, and Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation President Jim Coleman.

The Greater Prince George’s Business Roundtable (GPGBR) is a non-profit, nonpartisan business alliance of Chief Executives, formed to improve our political, economic and community environments for a better Prince George’s County. GPGBR is led by a Board of Directors, composed of concerned and active business leaders from the county and region, whose companies represent nearly 60,000 people, helping to strengthen our county and the region.

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