How MGM’s CEO was convinced to come to National Harbor

WASHINGTON — Early signs suggest MGM National Harbor will be a success. But, a casino wasn’t the only choice for a top-of-the-hill National Habor location along the Potomac River.

A wild ride to the top of a hill convinced the chairman and CEO of MGM Resorts International to take a chance on Prince George’s County, Maryland. Hear CEO Jim Murren tell the story:

April 2, 2023 | How National Harbor came to be (WTOP's Kristi King talks with Jim Murren)

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect the casino wasn’t the only choice for the area.

Kristi King

Kristi King is a veteran reporter who has been working in the WTOP newsroom since 1990. She covers everything from breaking news to consumer concerns and the latest medical developments.

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