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.”

Other jurisdictions have provided some details about their proposals. Baltimore, with support from Gov. Larry Hogan, is offering its Port Covington property as its site.

“Doing any of this in public doesn’t help our proposal one iota and it only hurts it,” Lacefield said. “We’re in a competition with other jurisdictions who have other sites and incentives. And Amazon wants to be looking at those things themselves, so why shouldn’t we give them what they want?”

Lacefield wouldn’t be specific about who had worked on the program.

“It’s a whole team effort, and we’re working with MCEDC with the other people and the state,” he said.

Amazon came up during County Council President Roger Berliner’s weekly meeting with the media.

“I can tell you that Montgomery County will have a very competitive bid,” Berliner said.

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