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Md's $8.5 billion incentive package won't sway Amazon. Here's why

Md's $8.5 billion incentive package won't sway Amazon. Here's why

Maryland legislators this month approved an additional $6.5 billion in subsidies to lure Amazon’s new “HQ2” headquarters to Montgomery County. The state now holds a dubious distinction, having made the largest bid for the tech giant — at least among those that have been made public (and Montgomery County’s subsidy offer is still secret to boot).

Coupled with another $2 billion promised for infrastructure spending, the...

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