When Amazon announced its search for the home of its future second headquarters, Baltimore and D.C. were quickly among the locales in the area under consideration.
But what would a Maryland competition be without the Terps?
University of Maryland officials said in a statement that they’re “ready to deliver,” and put together a proposal for College Park to house HQ2. The university said it is willing to partner with the state of Maryland, Prince George’s County and the city of College Park.
“When you read through the entire Amazon H2Q RFP it screams the University of Maryland and College Park,” said UMD Chief Strategy Officer Ken Ulman. “We hit the marks in every category – land availability, business friendly environment, labor force, logistics, cultural community fit and so much more. We are shovel ready and can handle the entire requirement in our thriving Discovery District. Our highly educated, diverse community welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with one of the world’s great companies.”