Discovery Communications, Inc.

Baltimore won't get HQ2, but neither will Montgomery County

Baltimore won't get HQ2, but neither will Montgomery County

Take a quick look at the finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, and one factor stands out: the nation’s capital. Montgomery County, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C., itself are among 20 jurisdictions the company is considering for its “HQ2,” which comes with $5 billion in direct investment and 50,000 jobs.

No doubt this gives a boost to Montgomery County, especially after Discovery Communications recently announced it is trading its Silver Spring location for a home in New York City, leaving a gaping hole in efforts to revitalize the Washington suburb.

But it also delivers a stinging blow to Baltimore, whose proposal winds up in...

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