January 17, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Says He Wants to Help Big Business and Small Business

County Executive Marc Elrich talked about how he hopes to help businesses — large and small — at the Small Business Network held Thursday at the Montgomery Community Media studios. Here’s our story: And you can see the full discussion here: Elrich and Navarro Talk Business at MCM’s January Small Business Network Session

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November 20, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

County Offered Amazon More Than $1 Billion to Lure Amazon’s ‘HQ2’

Montgomery County promised to offer more than $1 billion if Amazon agreed to construct its HQ2 headquarters to the county, according to documents provided by the county government. The lion’s share of the money — $855 million would have been a “property tax credit enhanced new jobs tax credit,” according to the documents. The county […]

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November 14, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Election Talk 2018 Panel On Marc Elrich, Amazon HQ2, and the “Pink Wave”

The Election Talk 2018 Panel aired on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The panel was hosted by MCM’s Doug Tallman. The panel included Susan Heltemes, a political strategist; Sean Winkler, a Maryland political consultant and lobbyist; and Valerie Ervin, a former Maryland Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate. Watch recaps from the episode below. Here the panel discusses whether, or […]

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November 13, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Local Officials Put Positive Spin on Amazon News

Local officials put a positive spin on the news that Amazon has planned to split its second headquarters between New York City and Arlington County, Va. “The Arlington location will result in additional jobs, business, and investments — all of which will benefit the entire DC metropolitan region — and Montgomery County,” County Executive Ike […]

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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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