Governor Hogan responds to Amazon's list of finalists for its second headquarters

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jan 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-18 11:10:26-05

Amazon released its list of finalists for its second headquarters in North America.

Among the top 20 is Montgomery County.

Governor Larry Hogan reacted to the news saying, "This is tremendous news for Montgomery County, our entire state, and further proof that Maryland is truly open for business."

"Maryland put forward an extremely strong group of sites that were all supported by the state with incentive packages totaling more than $5 billion, including road and transit improvements. Going forward, we will continue working with our partners in Montgomery County, including County Executive Ike Leggett and his team, to ensure that we do everything possible to bring this project home. This news is certainly welcome, but the real challenge lies ahead – and Maryland is ready to meet it.”

RELATED: Baltimore doesn't make Amazon's shortlist

Baltimore did not make the list. They were one of 238 metropolitan areas to submit a bid last year.

The cities on Amazon's list are: 

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Columbus, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Nashville, TN
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York City, NY
  • Northern Virginia, VA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Toronto, ON
  • Washington D.C.