Anirban Basu

Amazon's HQ2 in Northern Virginia could boost Maryland's economy, but not so much in Baltimore

Amazon's HQ2 in Northern Virginia could boost Maryland's economy, but not so much in Baltimore

Amazon’s selection of Northern Virginia for part of its massive expansion should benefit Maryland, but experts don’t expect many of those benefits to extend north to Baltimore.

After weighing hundreds of bids for the company’s second headquarters, the online retail behemoth announced Tuesday that it would split its proposed HQ2 hub between Crystal City in Arlington, Va., and Long Island City, N.Y. The move is expected to create about 25,000 jobs at each location and spur billions of dollars in investment.

Although Maryland’s bids for prospective Amazon...

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