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INNOVATION

THROUGH DIVERSITY
Amazon doesn’t follow. It leads. And so does
Montgomery County. Just outside Washington, D.C.
you’ll find a place that sets the pace for a diverse
array of groundbreaking innovations. Mapping the
human genome. Developing life-saving therapies.
Building premier cybersecurity defenses. Driving
world-class IT advancements. If it’s on the forefront
of technology, it’s happening here.

Our is the ideal spot for


Amazon HQ2. Our synergy of talent, resources
and bold thinking is just what you need for your
east coast headquarters. Our commitment to
local sustainability will accelerate your global
environmental goals. And our diversity of people,
places and ideas will feed your innovative spirit. So join
us. Because what happens here changes the world.

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SMARTEST U.S.
WORKFORCE
Finding smart people for HQ2 is a no-brainer
in Montgomery County. That’s because the
Washington, D.C. region has the largest
concentration of degree holders of any metropolitan
area in the country. Whether you need the brightest
minds coming out of today’s best schools, or
influential leaders that can take your teams to the
top, we have the people who can get you there.

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INNOVATION AND
SUSTAINABILITY
Discoveries spring from every corner of our County.
From our premier offices spaces and wet labs,
to our research parks and federal institutions,
on our farms and in our business incubators,
we’re making advances that cross industries
and break boundaries.

Our innovation extends to sustainability, where


County government operations have been carbon-
neutral since 2016, delivering a 23% reduction in
our carbon footprint.

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BUSINESS IS A GO
Whether you want to travel across town or around
the globe, you’ll find it’s easy to get there from
. With convenient access to three
airports, Amtrak, Metro, MARC trains and bike-
friendly roads and trails, employers and employees
alike have excellent options for getting around.

In addition to our County’s comprehensive


transportation network, we’re right next-door to
Washington, D.C., and perfectly situated halfway
between Boston and Atlanta, on the nation’s most
prosperous business corridor.

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LOCAL LIVING,
GLOBAL REACH
Montgomery County is an ideal location to expand
an amazing global business, raise a family and live
the good life. What attracts one million people to
our area? It’s our diversity of people and talent. It’s
our cosmopolitan, welcoming community. And it’s
our rich quality of life, from award-winning schools
and world-class restaurants to cultural gems,
abundant parkland and bike trails. Montgomery
County, Maryland—it’s where you’ll want to be.

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LOCAL LIVING, GLOBAL REACH

A DIVERSE AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY

LIVE WHERE YOU WORK • Silver Spring has one of the largest Ethiopian
New areas are popping up with a mix of shopping, communities in the nation and as a result, all
dining, living and working in the the injera, tibs, and coffee you could ask for
at a dozen or more restaurants!

GONE TO THE DOGS (AND WE’RE OKAY


WITH THAT)
From the 61-acre Olney Manor Recreational Park to
the very popular Cabin John Regional Park, dog parks
can be found at every corner of the county. At least
one of every four county residents has a dog.

In addition to the many wonderful theater and cultural


venues of the nation’s capital, Montgomery County is
home to a wonderful and dynamic arts scene.

Strathmore Music Center

A FOODIES DELIGHT AMP By Strathmore


Ethnic Eats Live music, comedy, food and fun.
Nearly one third of Montgomery County’s population
is foreign born with our residents coming from nearly
every nation in the world. This results in an excellent Evening Outdoor Concerts
dining scene for an adventurous palate. Some of the
top highlights include:

• Rockville is quickly emerging as a little Chinatown American Film Institute Silver


in the region, featuring some of the Washington
area’s best Asian cuisine.

• The fast-growing Hispanic population enjoys great


restaurants and food trucks featuring many favorites.

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CONNECT WITH US

GROUNDBREAKING SYNERGY

Together, Amazon and Montgomery County will partner to lead global


corporate innovation through the next decade and beyond. Whether
it’s drawing from a local economy with a $500+ billion GDP, the nation’s
highest concentration of post-secondary degrees, or residents from the
most culturally diverse community in the country—the new HQ2 is set
for a unique success story. No matter if we walk, bike, drive or ride the
train, we can’t wait to get there.

Montgomery County is ready to help you create HQ2


Please reach out to Tim to answer any questions and discuss next steps.

TIMOTHY FIRESTINE
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Montgomery County, Maryland
101 Monroe Street, Second Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850

240-777-8888
240-328-2885 (cell)
timothy.firestine@montgomerycountymd.gov

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THANK YOU