“…more than 460 Harford County businesses were directly affected…”
Harford County saw an economic boost from the filming of the first four seasons of the series “House of Cards”, much of which was filmed in the county.
That increase in economic activity is anticipated to continue as the show has been renewed for a fifth season.
As reported in The Baltimore Sun:
The show has created local jobs, as more than 3,000 Maryland businesses and more than 460 Harford County businesses were directly affected by “House of Cards” during the filming of Season 2, for example, Gerbes said.
Karen Holt, director of Harford County’s Office of Economic Development, said her department is “pleased” to see the show stay in Maryland.
“The relationships cultivated among our business community, host production sites, law enforcement and the myriad of employment opportunities from crew to catering to extras, has helped showcase the diverse offerings of Harford County while spotlighting the County and the State of Maryland as film friendly,” Holt said in a statement emailed Monday.
“County Executive [Barry] Glassman has been a supportive voice through his ties in Annapolis for the film industry in recognizing this economic driver for our community,” she said.
For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun.