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February 15, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Counter-Trolling from the County Executive

County Executive Ike Leggett assured a questioner Thursday that he has no plans to take a job with Amazon. And managed to get in some executive-level trolling in, to boot. “William from Silver Spring” wrote in: “Sir, What is your preferred job title for when you go work for Amazon after you leave office?” Leggett […]

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January 23, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ginsburg: White Flint Would Be ‘Perfect’ Choice for HQ2

Although Montgomery County officials have chosen not to reveal the site they’re suggesting for Amazon’s new “HQ2,” one of the likelier locations is the old White Flint Mall property. Last week, the Seattle-based company revealed the 20 communities that have made its first cut for its new headquarters building. The winner of the Amazon sweepstakes […]

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January 22, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

Leggett, Riemer Stay Mum on Amazon Site

Montgomery officials aren’t revealing the location the county has pitched as a possible location for Amazon’s “HQ2” — the site where the Seattle-based company would build for 50,000 employees. On Thursday, Montgomery County was chosen as a potential site, one of 20 potential locations out of 238 that were competing for the new office complex […]

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January 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

Hogan Unveils Legislation to Help Lure Amazon to Montgomery County

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced a package of state income, property and sales tax credits and exemptions as part of Maryland’s bid for a possible second headquarters for Amazon. Last week, the company announced an unnamed Montgomery County site was among 20 potential locations for so-called HQ2, which is expected to bring 50,000 jobs […]

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January 18, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Montgomery County Makes Amazon’s Short List for HQ2

Montgomery County was one of 20 metropolitan areas in North America as a potential site for Amazon’s second headquarters, according to news reports. The company, which wants to locate 50,000 jobs at a second site, reviewed 238 proposals. The list also included Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Other sites, in alphabetical order are Atlanta; Austin, […]

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October 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Report: Maryland Offering Billions to Amazon

The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Maryland’s bid to lure Amazon’s new headquarters will be measured in the billions of dollars. The story also says New Jersey has announced it’s bid will be $7 billion. Gov. Larry Hogan has made no secret on where he thinks Amazon should relocate — he favors the Port Covington […]

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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Oct. 16 (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner meet with the media and the topics included: the status of bond agency reviews, transportation issues, school construction in the downcounty, burial sites legislation, minimum wage and the county’s effort to lure Amazon. Here’s the video:

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October 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Sending Off Its Amazon Pitch This Week (VIDEO)

Montgomery County will provide very few details of its sales pitch to Amazon to bring its new headquarters to Montgomery County, a county spokesman said Monday afternoon. “Basically they’ve asked for confidential proposal, which we’re delivering,” said Pat Lacefield, the county’s director of public information. “We don’t want to run the risk of disqualifying ourselves.” […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Where Hogan Thinks Amazon Should Go (VIDEO)

Gov. Larry Hogan wants Amazon in Maryland, and he has a favorite spot for the company’s new headquarters. It’s not Montgomery County.

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September 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 for Sept. 8-14

Public Safety stories dominate the MyMCMedia Top 10 for the week including Tuesday’s guilty plea by Lloyd Lee Welch and our coverage of the Laura Wallen case. Other stories include Governor Hogan’s comments on pitching Maryland for the new Amazon headquarters, and an odd story about a naked man running around a Rockville park.

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