What follows is a statement from Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry on Baltimore not making list of 20 finalists for Amazon HQ2.
“The Greater Baltimore Committee and the entire business community are very disappointed that Baltimore was not selected for Amazon’s list of 20 finalists for a new second headquarters. Baltimore put together a very strong and competitive package that included an unparalleled location in Port Covington and many compelling reasons that justified the city being a serious contender.”
“Mayor Pugh, Baltimore Development Corporation, Sagamore Development Company and the business and civic community pulled together as a team and put together a comprehensive package to ensure that Baltimore put its best foot forward. The Mayor is to be commended for organizing public and private sector leadership in an all-out effort to secure this major economic development opportunity. The effort has Baltimore City well positioned for future economic growth opportunities.”