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Amazon Still Considering District, Suburbs for New HQ

Posted: Jan 18, 2018 10:44 AM Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP/WBOC)- Online giant Amazon says it is still considering the District of Columbia and its suburbs in its search for a second headquarters.

Amazon announced Thursday that it has narrowed its search to 20 finalists out of more than 200 submissions.

The District, Northern Virginia, and Montgomery County, Maryland, are listed as three of the finalists.

In response to the news, Marylang Gov. Larry Hogan issued the following statement: 

“This is tremendous news for Montgomery County, our entire state, and further proof that Maryland is truly open for business. Maryland put forward an extremely strong group of sites that were all supported by the state with incentive packages totaling more than $5 billion, including road and transit improvements. Going forward, we will continue working with our partners in Montgomery County, including County Executive Ike Leggett and his team, to ensure that we do everything possible to bring this project home. This news is certainly welcome, but the real challenge lies ahead – and Maryland is ready to meet it.”

Amazon has said its second headquarters will be similar in size to its existing headquarters in Seattle, and that it plans to $5 billion in the new headquarters and could employ as many as 50,000 people in and around the city it chooses.

Maryland locations that pursued Amazon but have been eliminated include Baltimore and Prince George's County. Amazon also rejected proposals in Virginia from Richmond and Hampton Roads.

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