House of Cards Season Two Employed 2,198 Marylanders
Updated: Wednesday, February 19 2014, 06:05 PM EST
Netflix original series House of Cards employed a total of 2,198 Marylanders as cast, extras and crew for its second season, which was recently released. The Maryland Film Office reports an economic impact to Maryland of $138 million.
Most of the filming and production of the show occurs in the Harford County area. By the second season Knight Takes King Productions had leased a total of 190,000 sq feet in the county.
"We are all excited to watch Season Two," Jim Richardson, Director of Economic Development for Harford County said. "Eileen Frado, Senior Business Development Associate, from our office regularly assists the production crew in securing locations and other necessities for their filming needs. Many Harford County businesses have benefitted from the economic impact of this production. It's also interesting to watch for local people we know in the background of a scene with Kevin Spacey or Golden Globe Award Winner Robin Wright."
According to the county, during season two crews purchased or rented goods or services from 276 Harford County businesses.
Some of the local companies which benefitted from House of Cards include: Arrow Electrical Supply, Beavers Auto Body Repair, Bel Air Sew and Vac, Bicycle Connection, Chesaco RV, Clarks Show Repair, Edgewood Thrift, FN Smith Hardware, Harford Rental Service, Joe's Watch Repair, Jones Family Farm, The Mill of Bel Air, Tractor Supply Company, Wirtz and Daughters Garden Center.