3,700 Is A Good Number
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Breaks Ground on New HQ To Bring Thousands Of Federal Jobs To County
By Tiffany Hudson
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) broke ground on its new USCIS headquarters at 5700 Capital Gateway Dr. in Camp Springs, Md. Oct 30.
The groundbreaking marks the beginning of a two-year construction project and will bring 3,700 federal jobs to the County. USCIS will consolidate its headquarters from several buildings in the National Capital Region to one building in Prince George's County.
"Prince George's County is an ideal location for federal installations," said Prince George's County Council Chair Derrick L. Davis (D- Dist 6). "Camp Springs is one of our County's most promising and growing transit-oriented development communities, and we are excited USCIS headquarters made the decision to make this community home.”
The new facility will occupy 574,767 rentable square feet, house approximately 3,700 employees, and save the agency $21.4 million in annual leasing costs in the first year. Occupancy is projected for fiscal year 2020.
"The 3,700 jobs that are moving to the Branch Avenue Metro Station in Prince George's County to the new consolidated U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services represent one the County's largest attraction of jobs during my administration," said Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. "The new USCIS headquarters will be Prince George's County's sixth largest employment center and will help continue our status as the State of Maryland's leading jurisdiction in job creation. It also is another victory for our transit oriented development strategy as well as increasing the amount of federally leased space in the County.”
For more information, contact USCIS Public Affairs Officer Carolyn Gwathmey at 202-905-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.