Amazon Donates $3 Million for Housing in Northern Virginia

The online retail giant also donated funding for educational programs at a nearby university and a nearby community college.

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June 13, 2019, 8:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Arlington County, Virginia

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Robert McCartney reports: "Amazon will donate $3 million to support affordable housing in Arlington County and, in a separate venture, will help George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College create a new, high-tech bachelor’s degree to help meet its future workforce needs, the company announced Tuesday."

"The initiatives are aimed at addressing concerns that the online retail giant’s new headquarters in Crystal City will drive up housing costs and that it and other companies are not able to find enough workers with the skills needed for the fast-changing technology industry," according to McCartney.

The article details the response to the philanthropic gestures from both skeptics and supporters of the company's plans to expand to Northern Virginia.

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