Amazon marked the official opening of the state-of-the-art fulfillment center on the site of the former Sparrows Point steel mill in eastern Baltimore County, where it employs 2,000 as well as a fleet of robots.
After a report that Amazon was rethinking its plan to locate a new headquarters in New York City, the developers of Port Covington in South Baltimore brushed off their rejected proposal to the online retailing giant.
Amazon’s move to boost its U.S. workers’ minimum wage to $15 per hour next month could put pressure on large retailers and other employers to follow with similar increases, especially amid a tight labor market where job openings often outnumber applicants.
Less than a decade ago, pundits were decrying the imminent death of brick-and-mortar book bins. But not only did independent bookstores locally and nationally refuse to go away, they began rebounding. Here's how they did it.
How can we convince our business leaders, whose talent and wealth could do so much good, to embrace their civic responsibility? With American society and much of the world experiencing record levels of wealth inequality, this is one of the most important ethical challenges of our time.
County executives from Howard, Anne Arundel and Montgomery counties came together on Thursday morning to discuss the economic future of their region, with a tone of collaboration and support for one another.
Holly Sullivan, an Amazon executive involved in the search for the company's second headquarters, once led Montgomery County's economic development group. Montgomery County was one of the 20 locations named as finalists.
Amazon's rejection means Baltimore is still the largest American city without a Fortune 500 company, and it’s time our leadership address the root causes: mind-numbing statistics on the murder rate; distrust among residents and police; schools that can't provide heat, air conditioning or water.
Whether it was because of crime, shoddy public transit or a simple preference for the Nats over the O's, Baltimore's loss in the Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes is a disappointment for the city — and the e-commerce giant.
The final budget proposal of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan's term reduces expected aid to Baltimore, sets aside $10 million to lure Amazon's new headquarters to the state and gives state workers a small raise.
Rising crime, unheated schools and a woman in a hospital gown being dumped at a bus stop on a freezing night: At a time when Baltimore is competing with more than 200 cities for Amazon's second headquarters, the last thing the city needed was for such images to go viral.
City officials poured resources into trying to lure Amazon's planned second headquarters to Baltimore. Mayor Catherine E. Pugh held a ceremony to mark the sending of the city's pitch to the retailer. You might think, then, that the proposal would be a public document. You'd be wrong.