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  “We know the workforce and mission have grown since then, so that number now has got to be well in excess of $30 billion.
– Dean Ertwine, Office of Military and Federal Affairs, Fort Meade
cantonments for World War I, ... it was selected by the War Department because of the proximity to rail lines and the Port of Baltimore. Now, we
are in the center of the cyber-defense corridor. The quality of life, schools, recreation opportunities, infrastructure and amenities in Central Maryland
are top notch. Our location between Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, and
a short drive to Annapolis, makes Fort Meade able to compete for top talent.”
In return for those advantages, Fort Meade gives back to the community
Live! Casino & Hotel
in many ways. For example, the installation has assisted state and local officials in making improvements
to local infrastructure. “We worked closely with the state to express our needs in terms of road improvements and, in the case of Maryland Highway 175, we provided land so ... this
vital artery could be expanded,”
said Jones. “We also have several mutual aid agreements with local law enforcement and fire departments. In fact, our firefighters respond to more off-post incidents than on-post.”
 Since opening in 2012, Live! Casino has been voted Maryland’s best casino every year by Casino Player Magazine, a national publication covering the gaming industry.
Live! Casino is one of the largest commercial casinos in the country, featuring more than 200 live-action table games, some 4,000 slot machines and two high-limit rooms, and it attracts more than 14 million visitors each year.
In June, the casino further expanded its appeal for travelers with the opening of Live! Hotel, which boasts 310 overnight rooms, two restaurants, a spa and a 1,500-seat concert venue. A further expansion of the hotel’s meeting and event space is planned for completion in 2019, bringing its total seating capacity to 4,000.

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