"After the initial shock (from the July cancellation), what we decided to do, very wisely, was stay in this (ready) posture," said Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, who is also running for governor. "They (the FBI) can't stay where they are, therefore there is going to be a new and hopefully consolidated facility. It was just a matter of talking to developers and making sure they were still very interested."
"I'm very pleased they feel that way," said Baker, who announced in June that he will challenge Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, in 2018. "When we first launched the TNI, everyone was skeptical it could have an impact. Now that people are worried that it's going to go in reverse, it means we made some progress."