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Amid the fanfare and future-thinking surrounding Baltimore’s proposal to bring Amazon HQ2 to Port Covington, one question remained: What’s actually in the bid?

While city officials talked about the time spent on the proposal, university and business leaders referred to the letters they included and the state indicated the incentive package was in the “billions,” not much else trickled out about the details of what is being offered.

City officials initially said they wanted to keep the bid under wraps due to competition when they sent in the package a day before it was due. Now that all 238 proposals have been sent to Seattle, they aren’t moving from that position. The Baltimore Sun submitted a public records request to unseal the docs, but were denied.

Read about ACLU of Maryland’s more recent public records request and the organization’s plan to bring the details to light over at

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.