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By Rebecca Sheir

Maryland could see 60,000 new jobs by 2020, thanks to federal investment in transportation projects near the new Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda.

The projects include widening roads and intersections and improving Metro access near the new medical center, which is set to merge with the National Navy Medical Center by 2011. The way U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland sees it, if you build that infrastructure, the jobs will come.

"That physical therapist, that radiology technician, that nurse, that gifted and talented surgeon. These jobs will not be on a slow boat to China or a fast track to Mexico," she says. "They will be here, and we know they will stay."

The $300 million from Congress will be split between Walter Reed and Fort Belvoir in Northern Virginia.

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