Baker Presents State of Economy Address

April 7, 2011  |  

(Washington Informer) — Despite the massive corruption scandal that has enveloped Prince George’s County, Rushern Baker made assurances in his first State of the Economy address that he will pull no stops moving the county forward. In fact, the county executive said things look good for one of the nation’s most affluent majority black communities, adding however, that there’s room to move them to a level of greatness.  “This is a difficult time in our nation’s economy. But ladies and gentlemen, I’m here to tell you that in Prince George’s County, the state of the economy is good!” an upbeat Baker, 51, said.   “I want to move beyond talking about the county’s potential because the time for us to fulfill that potential is now,” he said, alluding to a later comment that “the county is poised to become a major engine for economic growth in this region.”

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