Director of Business Development
Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation

In the last 9 years with the Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Larry has led the EDC efforts in business development activities in the area of retention, expansion and attraction for transit-oriented development, mixed-use development and retail development for Prince George’s County.  He has managed the EDC Business Visitation Program and developed communication links between business owners, brokers, developers, retailers, the EDC, government officials and various outside resources.  He also focuses on the grocery store industry and the food desert issue in the County.  He conducts research and develops outreach campaigns while participating in task forces that address concerns of business owners.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Attracted and managed Grand Opening process for Tanger Outlet which provided 1500 new jobs
  • Attracted Kaiser Permanente regional administrative office to County which provided 900 new jobs
  • Attracted two Roses Department store to County which provided 130 new jobs
  • Attracted Harris Teeter 2nd location to County which provided 90 new jobs
  • Developed and managed development opportunity meetings at ICSC 2013-present
  • Conducted numerous tours of development opportunities within the County
  • Appointed to Chairman of Food Truck Oversight Committee
  • Appointed to Congresswomen Donna Edwards Small Business Advisory Committee
  • Appointed to Veterans Community Partnership Work Group
  • Appointed to Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Board
  • Appointed to Largo Retail and Business Development Board
  • Appointed to Local Business Participation Advisory Committee
  • Appointed to Prince George’s County Retail Analysis Task Force
  • Appointed to Equine Industry Task Force
  • Met with over 1800 business owners in the last nine years to access their needs

Larry is a native Washingtonian and happily married to the former Francina F. Edwards for 29 years.  They reside in Fort Washington, Maryland with their son Devin Christopher and daughter Dana Ashley.

Sessions

Apr 17

April 17, 2018

Concurrent Session- Reinventing the Suburban White Elephant

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Ballroom B

Transformative change is underway in the American suburb.  Owners, developers and investors of retail strip centers, office parks, and malls, which were once the anchor of suburban development, are faced with high vacancy rates and…