Former Md. Housing Secretary Tapped for Key D.C. Economic Development Post

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(Washington Post) — Mayor Vincent C. Gray tapped the former Maryland secretary of housing and community development Friday to be the District’s deputy mayor for planning and economic development – a coveted post that has been revised to focus on matching jobs to development projects.  Victor L. Hoskins, 53, a Chicago native who has worked in Los Angeles and Baltimore, has been vice president of Quadel Consulting, a District-based firm that creates and implements affordable-housing initiatives, since 2009. Hoskins, who served in the administration of Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R), said in an interview that he has a long record of economic and jobs development, even though housing is prominent on his resume.

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