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Maryland willing to spend as much as $317 million on FBI headquarters

Maryland is willing to pay up to $317 million on infrastructure and traffic improvements in order to lure the FBI headquarters - and its estimated 10,000 jobs - to the state.

A letter released by the Hogan administration Wednesday summed up how much the state was willing to spend in order to attract the new headquarters to one of two proposed spots in Prince George's County.

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Hogan wrote to the developers of each location that "the state offers a robust funding package" that will take care of all transportation improvement and environmental impact projects required for the federal government.

Developers with projects in Greenbelt and Landover are two of the three finalists to build the FBI's new headquarters. The third finalist proposed building the headquarters in northern Virginia.

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Both states covet the influx of jobs and have volunteered to spend hundreds of millions of dollars improving roads, bridges and transit in order to make their locations seem more attractive to the federal General Services Administration, which will select a project.

For the Greenbelt site, which is near a metro line, the state and Prince George's County promise as much as $317 million to build all transportation projects required by the federal government along with replacing 3,700 parking spots at the Greenbelt Metro station.

For the Landover site, which requires fewer infrastructure improvements because it is not as close to a transit line, the state promises as much as $255 million.

While Hogan's letter outlined the total package available, funding for all the projects had been previously announced. Some of the transportation projects were planned to go forward regardless of whether either site is selected for the new FBI headquarters.

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