Amazon HQ Round 2 (BBJ Story)
Never say never. That is the sentiment of developer Marc Weller in a renewed push for Amazon.com to reconsider its HQ2 at Port Covington.
The hope of landing Amazon's second North American headquarters — and the promise of thousands of new jobs — is back in focus following reports that the online retail giant is reconsidering its selection of Long Island City, New York, for new offices amid local opposition. Amazon announced in November it would split the HQ2 project between New York and Arlington, Virginia. Baltimore was one of 237 jurisdictions across North America that submitted a bid for Amazon HQ2 and its $5.5 billion investment. The 235-acre Port Covington redevelopment in South Baltimore was the centerpiece of Baltimore's bid.