DC & MD Cooperation on MGM Grand National Harbor Casino Initiative

DC & MD Cooperation on MGM Grand National Harbor Casino Initiative


this again is live radio and i just say
that walked through the front doors
um… and coming through the masses
parting the seas
is one lorenzo criticism lorenzo great
number not
segue here to a little piece of business
lorenzo creighton is president
of the
national of the uh… m_g_m_ grand
national harbor project lorenzo in the
house experiment throwing up and as i do
that without going to break i want to do
are an announcement to to talked about
because one about sponsors also is the
injury and grant
national harbor something that
guess that just join me to the right
is wayne perry it was very instrumental
in making
next helping to make national harbor
a reality well lorenzo’s on the house
lorenzo’s company
m_g_m_
national harbor is sponsoring out show
and i want to say this
this is going to be a windfall for
prince george’s county in the
metropolitan area
i would hope that we all would support
all things m_g_m_ because it’s going to
make a very positive difference
to our
community if you want to go have fun
and you want to do some gaming and you
want to see some entertainment you want
to see some of the best eat some of the
best fold in the world
gold to an m_g_m_ probably i don’t get
to see and jim grant distraught it is in
three and grand las vegas it is the
belie suitable licensed got one of the
greatest
chinese restaurants in the world lorenzo
well-coached
welcome to our home below boat over here
we love the m_g_m_ grand ato karach i
think a lot of people when uh…
to see
think that national harbor is really
competing with last march view and i
think i’m sure you agree with this
is that we really need to be working
delegate better
through the city because it’s really in
the shared interests of both prince
george’s county in the city
that it’s uh… it’s successful as
possible you know and aren’t i’m
interested in this aren’t going very and
i hope that
but the the the listening audience is
usurped eight years as county executive
in prince georges county
if you wouldn’t mind
sharing
with the genesis of national harbor
emerging into our reality
well thank you reckon its placement or
you know i can’t think of uh…
indication that would
allowed me to talk to both you and renso
at the same okay mister dr
uh…
uh… i i’m a lifer in prince georges
county i grew up there
you grew up there was an awful lot about
its history its heritage it’s unfolding
national harbor is but one of the
dramatic opportunities that we managed
to have when i was getting tickets
i was the first elected african-american
county executive we arrived at a time
when finances were funny uh… we had
just changed administrations we had just
elected
uh… the governor only to discover that
we were broke
in the midst of that in figuring out so
what we do now comes along a developer
who had had uh…
uh… gotten control of the land that
was national harbor any doubt among
other things because i didn’t have any
money
at the government’s have first priority
on that distressed property that was
coming out of the bank second-hand at
first but we didn’t have money so long
story short that developer was no
peterson he came and he sat with me he
had a vision for what uh…
he wanted on the river two of us arm
wrestled about our respective visions
and uh… were able to come up with what
turns out the to be a really dramatic
uh… plan and i think on folding
certainly historic and promising for
prince george’s county elommal last
lorenzo come already join us and we kind
of talk about you know hey he’s got
i’d like to ask you you sir
i know that you
to some extent
used a lot of your political capital
to make
nationally to make this m_g_m_ grand
project
to given life
to make it you don’t turn into a reality
why d jeans what value did you see
that made it such that she will really
introduce our choir on a limb like that
and uh… rest the constellation of
many in the community engineer by staff
and and i think at will
what you do that well let let me just
say let me say winter this way by paying
on the airwaves a compliment
a lot of things that uh… we admire our
admire
in prince georges county is the way that
you laid the foundation u_n_ and their
pratt belated foundation of what you
want to see the district look-alike
i mean we certainly would not have a
treaty use treated
you know i’ve done some of the things in
tough decisions that you did during your
administration to lay the groundwork for
those coming when wayne did the same
thing for us in prince georges county
national harbor national harbor was
never meant to be
uh… inhale itself jess which you see
there
it was meant to grow n_b_a_ destination
point for the washington region as
working together
so women on the idea came for expanding
the median
uh… maryland
what bitter side
what better destination somewhat better
venues in national harbor which could
attract people from all over the world
coming here that is that the watching
the region
uh… for us to come out and to build
upon
to take a chapter out of uh… i out of
the playbook of the district of columbia
the build upon the foundation wayne
saving in down developing
and that’s how you really mate uh…
hilton communities better
and so for work for us to meet with a
no-brainer to roll the political dice
and to put our political credit
um… out there so that we did
you know a uh… i destination resort
like national are like in g_m_ the com
and now in building in national arbor
and an says we have lorenzo creighton
here coaches who is president of air
uh… who is president of the um… m_g_
arm
of grand national harbor initiative
lorenzo i i would like to ask u
uh… first i’d like to thank you for
being a uh… a sponsor of the rock
newman absolutely amount is i wouldn’t
like to ask you
if g_m_ grain
is a multibillion dollar company
and frankly speaking
folks in prince georges county
are not necessarily use
multi multi billion dollar compound out
for the record only rockets a decade he
is from prince george’s down after i got
about us culture x pocketbook
programs are as you were in what she was
the fact that what it wasn’t that bad
that attracted m_g_m_ grand
prince george’s county international
will you know we’ve obviously had a
great reception in prince georges county
from all of the stakeholders
the location is probably
best location
for a casino site in north america why
is that
willis access to great market you know
the
uh… washington d_c_ baltimore court or
in the tourists that come into that area
as well as prince george’s county itself
and the location the site location
is on the major thoroughfare but for the
east coast
uh… several hundred thousand cars per
day go past that location so it is by
far one that’s locations and well if you
have something to be sent us something
to be sent something to be very proud of
in this metropolitan region
it would be saved by eight senior most
highly respected
gaming official that that is one of the
most attractive locations
and the country for them to bring their
next uh… of a business venture

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