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Ruppersberger Breaks Ground for New Corporate Campus to House New BRAC Jobs Near APG
ManTech Will Create 300 Jobs and Be First Tenant at Water’s Edge Corporate Campus
(Aberdeen, MD), June 15 – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) joined Maryland leaders and broke ground on a new corporate campus to house hundreds of new, good-paying, high-tech jobs coming to Harford County as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) decision. ManTech International Corporation, a government contractor, expects to bring 300 jobs to the area and will be the first tenant at the Water’s Edge Corporate Campus near Aberdeen Proving Ground.
“Jobs are the gasoline that powers our nation’s economy. When you have a job, you can support your family and your community. Jobs are tough to come by in this challenging economy. It is exciting news to hear that ManTech is expanding and growing here in Harford County,” said Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger. “Maryland prides itself on offering businesses a well-educated, highly skilled workforce. ManTech is tapping into this great resource.”
The estimated 60,000 new jobs coming to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Fort Meade, and other bases in Maryland through BRAC are a boon for the local economy if done correctly. The Maryland Delegation lobbied for these good paying jobs and has ensured Maryland has the necessary resources to upgrade and expand Maryland’s infrastructure to prepare for them. Through Congressman Ruppersberger’s work on the Appropriations Committee, he has helped secure millions of dollars for dozens of infrastructure projects – everything from upgrading our roads, highways, and bridges, improving our mass transit options, increasing support for our first responders and law enforcement officials, expanding our schools and hospitals and protecting the Chesapeake Bay and our environment.
ManTech currently has 9,000 employees worldwide. 700 of those positions are already in Maryland. The 63,000 square-foot facility is scheduled to be finished in March 2011.
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