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Apple Could Make Northern Virginia a Tech Industry Powerhouse
"Apple has quietly explored the idea of opening a campus for 20,000 employees in Northern Virginia, further advancing the possibility that the Washington area could evolve into an East Coast outpost for Silicon Valley," reports Jonathan O'Connell.
Both "quietly" and "further advancing" from that lede are nods to the possibility that the same region could land the second headquarters of Amazon.
As for how the Apple pitch has shaped up so far, O'Connell reports that economic development officials in Virginia "proposed several sites for the project after Apple representatives said the company was seeking 4 million square feet of office space to accommodate 20,000 jobs, according to officials and real estate executives familiar with the discussions."
Proposed sites include "office buildings and development sites in Crystal City, privately owned Loudoun County land near the Center for Innovative Technology and the Scotts Run development in Tysons."