November 20, 2018

Statement by Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett on Amazon

“Although Montgomery County was not chosen as the site for Amazon’s second headquarters, we are very pleased that Arlington County will join Long Island City as one of the sites selected. The Arlington location will result in additional jobs, business, and investments – all of which will benefit the entire DC metropolitan region – and Montgomery County.

I want to thank Amazon for selecting us to be on the list of finalists. A special thanks goes to Governor Larry Hogan for his strong support of Montgomery County’s bid. I also appreciate the critical support we received from the Maryland General Assembly, the Montgomery County Council, the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation, and our entire local business community.

Montgomery County continues to be one of the best places in America to live, raise a family, grow a business, and build a future. Over the past 12 years, we have strengthened our fiscal foundations, eliminated unnecessary red tape, laid the groundwork for new employment centers that will create approximately 100,000 new jobs, and invested even more in transportation options and our world-class school system.

This is a great day for Amazon, for Arlington County, for New York City, and for the entire Washington DC metropolitan region.”


  1. So do we have to pay taxes on our purchases since no bricks/mortar here?

  2. Just like all the politicians in monkey county this fool thinks that he can tell businesses what to do. Well Amazon just told monkey county, like so many other businesses have, what they can do. When will thecitizens of the county wake up and realize that we need new politicans in this county not the same old tired party. At one time this county was the best in the country but with all the social welfare programs, illegal immigrants and pandering to special interest groups this county is not even in the top 50 in the country. People with good retirements move out of the area. Businesses relocate to Virginia for better support and fewer taxes. This crime riddled county is not a great place to live and with its terrible school system despite all the tax monies I'd receives is the worst in the area. And more businesses are leaving or not coming to this county than are starting up here. So get off you unrealistic high horse and see this county for what it has become, a social welfare place for illegals and for those who want to get things for free.

  3. Montgomery County is dying a slow death. It is becoming more difficult to remain in the county with the prospect of higher taxes in the future.


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