'House of Cards' Threatening to Leave MD
Updated: Saturday, February 22 2014, 10:29 PM EST
The production company for Netflix's series "House of Cards" is threatening to film in a different state if it's tax credit requests are not met in Maryland.
Producers for the online series filmed both Season 1 and 2 in Maryland, and included landmarks and local businesses in the spotlight.
Maryland has claimed the show created 6,000 jobs and brought in $250-million dollars to the state.
But some are questioning those numbers, saying the show "brings attention to the area, but as far as business, doesn't bring in business." said Daniel Ali of Nino's Pizza.
Weeks before the second season premiered on February 14, Governor Martin O'Malley received a letter from Media Rights Capital, the show's production company, stating that if they did not receive "sufficient incentives", they would have to "break down our stage, sets and offices and set up in another state."
Others say that the company is bullying taxpayers into funding the 3rd season of the show for possibly $15-million dollars.
Harford County Executive and gubernatorial candidate David Craig issued a statement saying that the House of Cards production has created great economic benefit to his county. He says Maryland's tax code is the problem because it punishes job creators.