Montgomery County is only location in state on company’s shortlist for its new headquarters
Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said Thursday in Montgomery County that the state will do whatever it can to bring Amazon’s new headquarters project to the county.
“Whatever it takes to satisfy Amazon to locate in Maryland, that’s what we’re going to do,” Rahn said at an event focused on the Purple Line in Silver Spring Thursday night. “There’s not many times in my life where I’ve been involved in having to commit resources where I’ve said, ‘whatever it takes’, but that’s what we’re going to do.
“But a project that can deliver 50,000 jobs that pay $100,000 a year—those are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and we’ve got to do whatever it takes to bring them to Maryland, which from their standpoint would be a brilliant decision from them to choose Maryland,” Rahn said.
Rahn’s comments echoed a statement from Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday. The governor said the state would “do everything possible to bring this project home” after Amazon, which is based in Seattle, named Montgomery County as one of 20 locations in North America it’s considering for its second headquarters.
The county was the only location in Maryland to make the shortlist, although Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia also were named to it.