There's a whole new world under that rock.
Northern Virginia won half the bid for Amazon’s second headquarters, but what about the two local hopefuls that lost the bid? Montgomery County, Maryland and Washington D.C. were both finalists, but didn’t get the coveted final rose from the e-commerce giant.
But just because Maryland and D.C. didn’t win the final reward, doesn’t mean it can’t get a makeover and bask in the spotlight a little. The arrival of potentially 25,000 jobs and an investment in what has been deemed “National Landing” means Maryland and D.C. could reap the benefits of a Virginia headquarters without having to pay anything in incentives.
Kojo speaks with economic development leaders from the District and Montgomery County about what the Amazon bid process taught them.
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