Virginia Tech announced today that it is committing to building a technology-focused campus in Alexandria, which is cited a a key reason for Amazon choosing Northern Virginia as a new headquarter site.
The 1-million square-foot campus, which a $1 billion project, will be located in National Landing, a newly branded neighborhood that encompasses parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria.
Arlington County and the City of Alexandria partnered to present Amazon a 150-acre site in Crystal City. Virginia Tech’s new campus will be located less than two miles away on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria.
The new Amazon headquarters is expected to bring in 25,000 high-paying jobs in the next 12 years.