In late February, Patch reported that Montgomery County was one of a number of suitors seeking to host the new FBI headquarters, alongside Prince George’s County, Fairfax County, Loudon County and the District of Columbia.
Montgomery County has apparently chosen not to pursue the project any longer, according to a recent piece in the Washington Business Journal.
The General Services Administration told the Journal that it has received three dozen responses to its Request for Information (RFI) which is a method for gauging interest in a project, but Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker told the Journal that Montgomery County was not one of the groups that submitted a response.
“Montgomery County has thrown its support to us,” Baker told the Journal’s editorial staff.
Montgomery County spokesperson Patrick Lacefield explained the county’s exit from the competition in a Washington Examiner article, stating "Because the land around our Metro stations is much more developed than in other places, we didn't really have anything that was sort of competitive on the project.”
Prince George’s County is working with a number of state agencies to shore up its efforts. The agencies include the Department of Business and Economic Development, the Maryland Economic Development Corp. and the Transportation Department.