Kevin Kamenetz

Baltimore not among Amazon HQ2 finalists; Montgomery County makes cut

Baltimore not among Amazon HQ2 finalists; Montgomery County makes cut

Amazon dashed the Baltimore region’s hopes of landing the plum prize of its second headquarters and tens of thousands of new jobs, as the online retail giant excluded the city from its list of finalists announced Thursday.

But Maryland remained in the chase, with Montgomery County making the list of 20 finalists, and state officials quickly began assembling an incentive package to help the Washington suburb land Amazon.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine E. Pugh said she was very disappointed that the city’s proposal to put Amazon in the Port Covington...

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