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Opportunity zones are meant to spur new investment in poor areas. But Port Covington could get a tax break

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By Jeff Ernsthausen and Justin Elliott
ProPublica

Under a six-lane span of freeway leading into downtown Baltimore sit what may be the most valuable parking spaces in America.

Lying near a development project controlled by Under Armour’s billionaire CEO Kevin Plank, one of Maryland’s richest men, and Goldman Sachs, the little sliver of land will allow Plank and the other investors to claim what could amount to millions in tax breaks for the project, known as Port Covington.

The Foundery is closing at City Garage, plans to reopen in old Central Avenue space

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Photo via The Foundery/Facebook

The Foundery is closing up shop at City Garage after a little less than three years in the Port Covington entrepreneurial hub. However, CEO Jason Hardebeck says the industrial maker space will soon be resurrected at its old digs downtown.

Cyber Town U.S.A.: Port Covington aims to be a hub of cybersecurity

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From left to right, Mayor Catherine Pugh, Gov. Larry Hogan, Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and developer Marc Weller take questions from reporters. Photo by Brandon Weigel.

They didn’t get Amazon HQ2, but the developers and political supporters backing the Port Covington development have landed three tenants for what they envision to be the cybersecurity hub of the country.

Here’s how Baltimore leaders pitched Amazon to bring HQ2 to Port Covington

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Courtesy: Under Armour

Last month, we learned that Baltimore wasn’t on the shortlist of cities being considered by Amazon for its second headquarters. With the proposal to bring HQ2 to Port Covington no longer in the running, officials made the bid publicly available this week.

Both of Baltimore’s Amazon HQ2 Bids Eliminated from Contention

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An Amazon Go retail location in Seattle. Photo by SounderBruce, via Wikimedia Commons.

For better or worse, Baltimore won’t be home to Amazon’s second North American headquarters.

The Sun is Moving, and Staffers Past and Present Don’t Seem Happy About It

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The Sun’s N. Calvert Street headquarters. Image via Wikimedia Commons.

The Sun’s Sarah Gantz reported yesterday the city’s paper of record is leaving its downtown office and is on the verge of renovating space in its Port Covington printing plant to accommodate a state-of-the-art newsroom.

ACLU Calls for Baltimore’s HQ2 Proposal to be Made Public

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Image via Under Armour, courtesy of Technical.ly.

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?

Old Goucher Neighborhood Group Submits its Own Bid for Amazon’s HQ2

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State Center, one of several sites mentioned in the Old Goucher Neighborhood Association’s application. Photo via Google StreetView

As city leaders and developers were pouring hundreds of hours into their Port Covington pitch for Amazon’s future second North American headquarters, a neighborhood group was quietly assembling its own application for HQ2.

City Officials, Developers Celebrate Their Application to Bring Amazon to Port Covington

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A rendering of Port Covington, via Sagamore Development

Sometimes turning in an application is a big deal, especially when it involves lots of money, jobs and tax breaks.

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