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Capital Lighting and Supply Creates 135 Jobs in Forrestville

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Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson announced that Capital Lighting and Supply Inc., the premier provider of electrical products and lighting in the Mid-Atlantic States, will build a new headquarters and central distribution center in Forestville. The project is expected to create approximately 135 jobs in the county within the next year.


"We are very pleased that an industry leading lighting company such as Capital Lighting has chosen to relocate its headquarters to Prince George's County," Johnson said. "With our people, workforce, transportation infrastructure, major business and government installations and institutions of higher learning as our greatest assets, we have become the premier destination for developers, investors and businesses."


Capital Lighting and Supply plans to construct a 200,000 square foot facility in the Eastgate Business Park near the interchange of Pennsylvania Avenue and I-495, in close proximity to Andrews Air Force Base. Construction is expected to begin almost immediately, with planned service anticipated for mid-2007. The company will relocate its headquarters and central distribution facilities - currently located in Alexandria, and Newington, Virginia respectively - to Prince George's County and expects to add six to eight additional branches throughout Maryland within the next five years.


"I had the pleasure of meeting with the leadership of Capital Lighting last Spring, when they were first scouting locations for their expansion," said Kwasi Holman, president/CEO, Prince George's County Economic Development Corp. "Subsequently, we partnered with the State of Maryland, Department of Business and Economic Development to put together a package of incentives for Capital Lighting that helped tip the scales in the County's favor." The EDC has facilitated several meetings with the Capital Lighting's development team at Eastgate and the county's Planning and Environmental Resource Departments to pave the way for the smooth construction of Capital Lighting's new building.


Prince George's County's incentive offer consists of a $20,000 Conditional Loan from the Incentive Leverage Fund (ILF). The authorization for use of the fund is in process of being presented to the County Council. A $200,000 Conditional Loan from the State�s Maryland Economic Development Assistance Fund (MEDAF) will match this loan. "We are extremely pleased to be able to relocate our headquarters and CDC facility in Prince George�s County," said John Hardy, CEO, Capital Lighting and Supply, Inc. "The economic expansion that is taking place in the county creates an excellent climate for our long term goals and growth. We appreciate the support Prince George�s County and the State of Maryland have provided us so far and look forward to the continued support as we relocate employees and add to our work force."



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