September 14, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Bezos Provides No Hints on Where Amazon Will Site HQ2

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gave little indication Thursday night on where his company’s HQ2 will be placed.

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April 26, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Hogan: Amazon Could Mean More Jobs Than Expected

Amazon is considering as many as 80,000 jobs for its “HQ2,” Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday. “The good news is they’re talking about direct jobs [50,000] and 80,000. And our economist at Department of Commerce says there’s at least 1-to-1 ratio, so 50,000 jobs means over a 100. Sixty or 80 means even more,” the […]

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April 9, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

New Zoning Regs Meant to Make County ‘More Competitive’ in Pursuit of Amazon

The Montgomery County Council will consider procedural changes to the county’s development review in an effort to expedite large company headquarters, including cutting reviews from 120 days to 60 days. “It is fashioned so that we are competitive in the pursuit for Amazon, there’s no question about that,” Council President Hans Riemer said Monday. He […]

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April 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Riemer Meets the Media

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer meets with reporters to discuss new zoning regs for large companies moving into the county, a new regulation to add clarity to winery regs, the budget and the fate of the old Silver Spring library.

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April 4, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Maryland’s General Assembly Passes Incentive Bill Worth Billions to Attract Amazon

Maryland’s House of Delegates passed legislation early Wednesday designed to establish $5.6 billion in tax incentives to lure Amazon to Montgomery County. The House’s approval of the Promoting ext-Raordinary Innovation in Maryland’s Economy, or PRIME Act, is written for any Fortune 100 company, but it comes just months after Amazon officials announced its top 20 […]

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March 7, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for March 7 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know today, Wednesday, Mar. 7 in Montgomery County: 1. Hypothermia Alert: Montgomery County issued a Hypothermia Alert Tuesday that will continue until 6 p.m. today. 2. Winter Weather Advisory: Speaking of cold temperatures, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Maryland, Virginia and the […]

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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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