SPECIAL EDITION: Amazon Selects Arlington

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Arlington Welcomes Amazon

Amazon announced it has chosen Arlington County to establish a major new headquarters, located in newly-branded National Landing. Amazon will invest more than $2.5 billion and create more than 25,000 jobs over the next 12 years. The announcement also includes news of a new partnership with Virginia Tech to develop a revolutionary Innovation CampusRead the full release | Read the Letter to Residents from County Board Chair Katie Cristol

See What It Means for the Community

Join us for the first in a series of virtual learning sessions to find out more information and learn how this announcement benefits our community. LIVE on Facebook Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m.

  • Schools: Arlington Public Schools will have access to new resources related to computer science education. Additionally, like the County, APS will benefit from increased tax revenues. 
  • Transportation: Arlington and Alexandria are investing $570 million in transportation projects, and the Commonwealth will invest up to $195 million to improve mobility in the region. Among the improvements: an additional entrance to the Crystal City Metro station and a south entrance to the new Potomac Yard Metro station. Read more in the release
  • Housing: Both Arlington and Alexandria will fund affordable housing, workforce housing and public infrastructure, bolstered by revenues generated from Amazon’s new presence in their communities.
  • More on the impact to the community:

Join a Facebook LIVE celebration announcement with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and County Board Chair Katie Cristol Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.


Where Is National Landing?

National Landing is a newly branded neighborhood encompassing parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria. It is positioned to propel Amazon’s growth for decades. Learn more

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