The Northern Virginia Proposal for Amazon’s New Headquarters

Innovation Lives Here. The Northern Virginia proposal for the new Amazon headquarters focused on four key strengths of the region and the Commonwealth: talent, livability, connectivity, and business climate. It also included an overview of National Landing as well as the state/local partnership proposal for the project.

The Northern Virginia Proposal

Amazon’s Virginia Headquarters by the Numbers

Amazon’s new headquarters will generate substantial economic and fiscal benefits for Virginia, catalyzing growth and development throughout the region and the Commonwealth. The infusion of jobs and capital investment that a project of this scale represents will result in substantial new tax revenues, jobs beyond Amazon, and new growth opportunities for small business.

Amazon's Virginia Headquarters Impact

New Transportation Investments in Northern Virginia

National Landing currently has the foundation of a robust transportation network that provides commuters and residents access to bike trails, Metro, bus rapid transit lines, and a Virginia Railway Express station. To enhance the network already in place, the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as Arlington County and the City of Alexandria will make significant new investments in transportation infrastructure in and around National Landing.

National Landing Transportation Solutions

Expanding the Tech-Talent Pipeline in the Commonwealth

Our region already is one of the top producers of tech talent in America. We recognize that tech talent will continue to propel both NOVA and the entire Commonwealth forward for decades. That’s why we will invest to at least double our tech-talent pipeline, adding 25,000-35,000 new degrees in computer science and related fields in excess of current levels.

Tech-Talent Pipeline Initiative

Virginia Tech’s Vision for an Innovation Campus in Alexandria

Virginia Tech will create a new center for tech excellence and talent development at National Landing that will be home to cutting-edge education programs, world-class faculty, breakthrough R&D programs, and collaborative partnerships with industry and K-12 public school programs.

Virginia Tech Innovation Campus City of Alexandria and Virginia Tech MOU

Press Releases

Governor Northam and the participating localities (Arlington and Alexandria) issued press releases describing Amazon’s major headquarters project in Northern Virginia, as well as related state and local commitments.

Governor Northam Announces Amazon Arlington and Alexandria Press Release

Economic and Fiscal Impact Study

VEDP commissioned an economic and fiscal impact analysis that was performed by the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University. The study estimates new revenues and costs associated with HQ2 for Arlington County and the Commonwealth of Virginia, by year. While the study assumes a single location for HQ2 (i.e., 50,000 jobs over two decades), the economic and fiscal impact estimates remain on target for the first 12 years (through FY2030) for the 25,000-job announcement, based on the job-creation forecast provided by Amazon.

Economic and Fiscal Impact Study

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Amazon

Details of Virginia’s post-performance incentive commitments and the regional transportation program are described in an MOU between the Commonwealth of Virginia and Amazon. The MOU also describes minimum compensation levels required for incentives to be provided, among other parameters.

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Amazon