David Iannucci recalls the moment in 2017 he learned that the General Services Administration was calling a meeting to cancel its FBI headquarters relocation search. The head of the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corp. jumped in a car with then-County Executive Rushern Baker and rushed to Capitol Hill for a “packed” meeting.
“I wondered if I jumped out at 60 miles an hour how badly I was gonna be hurt,” Iannucci said. “We just couldn’t believe this was really happening.”
The prospect of losing out on a development expected to total well over 1M SF and bring 7,500 new jobs means a lot to Iannucci and other county and state leaders, who believe Prince George’s County is overdue in receiving the kind of investment from the federal government that has historically passed the county by.