Rushern L. Baker III

Baker: Prince George's Amazon bid is good for the entire state

Baker: Prince George's Amazon bid is good for the entire state

When Amazon announced that it was looking for a place to build its new headquarters and would be accepting proposals, countless states, counties and cities began touting why they are best place for Amazon’s new HQ2. The Hogan administration responded appropriately by instructing all 24 local jurisdictions and developers on Monday, Sept. 11, to submit potential locations for the new Amazon HQ2 by Friday, Sept. 15. Prince George’s County, like other jurisdictions and businesses, jumped into action and started crafting a compelling proposal which we submitted by the deadline.

I was stunned to learn on the afternoon of the deadline that Governor Hogan had unilaterally...

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