Amazon creating 1,500 new jobs in Fairfax County

- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday that Amazon will be expanding into Fairfax County, which will help create 1,500 new jobs.

Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company, will open a new East Coast corporate campus at One Dulles Tower in Herndon. Virginia was selected for the project over Texas and Washington.

Amazon Web Service provides cloud computing services to businesses, government and educational organizations.

“It is a tremendous honor for Amazon Web Services to select Fairfax County and the Commonwealth for its East Coast corporate campus,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe in a news release. “When one of the world’s most successful companies chooses to expand its footprint across Virginia, it is a testament to our talented workforce and business climate. Because it was a priority to win this transformational project, we partnered with Virginia’s Major Employment and Investment Project Approval Commission to ensure that AWS chose the Commonwealth. We have a longstanding relationship with Amazon and are proud that the company will continue to play a key role in building the new Virginia economy.”

“Herndon, Virginia will be the home of the East Coast campus of Amazon Web Services,” said Virginia Del. Jennifer Boysko. “We are grateful to the Governor, General Assembly members, and VEDP for working together with Amazon Web Services to secure this project, which brings more than 1,000 jobs to my district. Our talented, highly educated workforce and vibrant community welcomes this opportunity.”

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