FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, will expand its presence in Fairfax County with a new East Coast corporate campus at One Dulles Tower in the Herndon area of the county. The expansion is expected to create up to 1,500 jobs. Virginia competed against Texas and Washington state for the project.
“Amazon Web Services has quickly established a major presence in Fairfax County, and we are proud that the company has chosen to expand here with an east coast corporate campus that further diversifies our economic base,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “Any community would be thrilled to have this employer and this kind of corporate presence, and I am delighted the county’s IT base, workforce and quality of life offer the right mix for the company.”
For 11 years, AWS has been the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud platform. AWS offers more than 90 fully featured services for computing, storage, networking, database, analytics, application services, deployment, management, developer, mobile, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, security, hybrid, and enterprise applications in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the General Assembly's Major Employment and Investment (MEI) Commission to secure this project for Virginia. Upon hiring 600 new employees, AWS will be eligible to receive $7,000 per net new job created, up to 1,500 total jobs, through a custom performance state grant approved by the governor and the MEI Commission.
Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Fairfax County offers businesses state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.