May 12, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Mayor Responds to Reports of Proposal for Amazon Distribution Center

The City of Gaithersburg received a $92 million proposal to build an Amazon distribution center at the location of the former Leidos site, located in the area of 355 Montgomery Village Avenue. The proposal would create 850 total jobs. Bethesda Beat broke the news Monday evening. Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman confirmed to MyMCMedia “an application […]

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August 26, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich Responde sobre Decisión de Amazon de No Tener Almacén en Montgomery

Durante una discusión en línea, este lunes, con los residentes se le preguntó al ejecutivo del condado de Montgomery, Marc Elrich, sobre la noticia de que Amazon se retiraba del acuerdo para construir un almacén en el área de Westphalia en Upper Marlboro. Audrey Ramey de Rockville le preguntó a Elrich: Amazon se retiró del […]

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August 26, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich to Inquire About Amazon Warehouse in Montgomery County

During an online discussion with residents Monday, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich was asked about the news that Amazon was pulling out of the deal to build a warehouse in the Westphalia area of Upper Marlboro. Audrey Ramey of Rockville asked Elrich: Amazon has pulled out of the deal to build its fulfillment center in […]

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July 17, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Amazon Warehouse Size of 16 Football Fields Expected in Upper Marlboro

Residents of the Westphalia community in Upper Marlboro were promised a mixed-use, vibrant town center. Now, they’re being told a massive Amazon warehouse will fill the space. Residents are concerned how the 4-million-square-foot fulfillment center could potentially change the community. Walton Westphalia Development Corp., the developer of Westphalia Town Center originally promised grocery stores and […]

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July 15, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Trabajadores planean huelga durante Amazon Prime Day

Los trabajadores de los almacenes de Amazon en Shakopee, Minnesota, están en huelga en uno de los días más ocupados del año para la compañía: Amazon Prime Day. Los trabajadores planean hacer huelga durante seis horas para exigir condiciones de trabajo más seguras y empleos más seguros. La huelga tendrá lugar en dos turnos. Los […]

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July 15, 2019 | Sara Chernikoff

Workers Plan to Strike on Amazon Prime Day

Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota are striking on one of the busiest days of the year for the company – Amazon Prime Day. Workers plan to strike for six hours to demand safer working conditions and more secure jobs. The strike will take place over two shifts. Protesters will leave the facility and demonstrate […]

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February 15, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery County Reaching Out to Amazon Again

Amazon’s latest moves for its new headquarters means Montgomery County is reminding the online retailer its proposal is still on the table. “Yes, Montgomery County has reached out to Amazon and will look to re-engage with them. Unfortunately, I can’t comment further,” said David Petr, president and CEO of the Montgomery County Economic Development Corp. […]

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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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