New Virginia Tech 'Innovation Campus' Helped Woo Amazon to Arlington

According to an announcement by Virginia Tech yesterday, their plans to build a $1 billion innovation campus in nearby Alexandria helped win the HQ2 prize for Northern Virginia.
November 14, 2018, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Amazon listed Virginia Tech’s $1 billion investment to build an 'innovation campus' in Alexandria as a major factor in its decision to bring half of its second headquarters to Northern Virginia," reports Zeke Hartner.

"According to the university, the new million-square-foot campus is designed to draw in graduate and undergraduate students for computer science, computer engineering, software engineering and related studies — exactly the kinds of talent pools that Amazon has been looking for to staff its new headquarters," adds Hartner.

The new campus will be built in a part of Alexandria known as Oakville Triangle, which is just a few miles away from the planned Crystal City location (now called National Landing) of Amazon's HQ2.

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