Amazon HQ2 and Virginia Tech Innovation Campus

On November 13, 2018, Governor Northam announced that Amazon.com, Inc. will locate a major new headquarters in Arlington County. The Commonwealth, Arlington County, and the City of Alexandria worked together for over a year to develop a partnership proposal to attract Amazon to Northern Virginia. A key part of this proposal includes the creation of a new Virginia Tech Innovation Campus in the City of Alexandria.

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Amazon and Virginia Tech to Locate in National Landing

Amazon HQ NOVA will locate in National Landing, which encompasses parts of Pentagon City, Crystal City, and Potomac Yard. Virginia Tech will develop a revolutionary Innovation Campus in National Landing, within walking distance of the new Potomac Yard Metro Station.


Virtual Information Sessions

National Landing Virtual Info Session Feb 21 imageThursday, February 21, 7-8 p.m.

The City of Alexandria will hold a virtual information session to outline plans for the university’s Innovation Campus in Alexandria, and to answer related questions from the public. The interactive session will take place on Thursday, February 21, from 7 to 8 p.m., and will be accessible here on the City’s website and via cablecast on AlexTV (Comcast channels 70 & 1084).

Panelists will include Stephanie Landrum, President and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership; Karl Moritz, the City’s Director of Planning and Zoning; and Brandy Salmon, Managing Director of the Virginia Tech Innovation Campus. Panelists will give brief introductions, host a roundtable discussion, and answer questions from the public.

Questions may be submitted in advance, or asked live during the online session, via text at 703.405.8902, or by phone at 703.746.3300.  A recording of the session will be available online after the session ends.

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November 19, 2018 | Watch the video

The City of Alexandria held a virtual information session on Monday, November 19, to provide an overview and answer questions regarding the recent announcement that Amazon will locate a major corporate headquarters and Virginia Tech will build an Innovation Campus in National Landing, the area comprising Potomac Yard in Alexandria and Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington County. Panelists included City Manager Mark Jinks, Director of Transportation and Environmental Services Yon Lambert, Director of Planning and Zoning Karl Moritz, Director of Housing Helen McIlvaine, and Stephanie Landrum, President and CEO of the Alexandria Economic Development Partnership. 


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