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Old 11-09-2014, 06:48 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Why is it that everytime there is a thread/post about Baltimore or Maryland D.C. always has to be brought up or mentioned?
If you ever live half way between Baltimore and Washington DC, then you will understand the split personality thing.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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In comparison to the bedroom communities of Northern VA which seem to overshadow everything else in the great state of VA, the Baltimore area tends to be roughly on par with the MD suburbs of DC in terms of economic output. I don't think Montgomery Co. in MD is on par with Fairfax Co. in VA in terms of economic development and influence which evens the playing field among MD's two primary metro regions. In addition, P.G. county, MD's other large suburban D.C. jurisdiction sort of lags in overall influence compared to its relative population. I would even argue that the Baltimore suburbs within Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore City and County are of greater importance than PG county.
There's quite a large number of federal workers living in PG County and at the moment, it's home to the largest number of Metro stations in the DC area outside of DC itself. The county in general has a lot of untapped potential that it's working on unearthing. Either way, I wouldn't say it's influence is abysmal, especially politically.
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