Amazon in National Landing
Over the coming months and years, we will continue to listen and learn more about the community to ensure that this project is a win for all Virginians.
Amazon in Arlington
We are excited to become an even bigger part of the community with the establishment of our new headquarters in National Landing. We will add 25,000 new jobs to the more than 10,000 employees we already have in Virginia and the DC-metro area.

The ability to attract world-class talent that will allow us to continue inventing on behalf of customers for years to come was the leading driver of our decision to locate in Northern Virginia.

The Governor’s proposed tech talent pipeline initiative will make Virginia even more competitive in bringing additional jobs to this area, and it will benefit existing employers and attract business across the Commonwealth.

Amazon in National Landing

National Landing encompasses Crystal City, other parts of Arlington, Alexandria, and Potomac Yard.

Our presence in Virginia

Amazon is no stranger to Virginia - we already know it is a great place to live and work.
Frequently asked questions
  • What type of jobs will you hire in Virginia? What Amazon businesses will be there?
    Our new headquarters in Virginia will help us manage our future job creation across all businesses. New businesses and existing businesses that can operate in multiple locations will lead growth at our two new headquarters. We intend to have these businesses develop organically and we did not have specific business units in mind for moving here. We expect approximately 50% of the jobs to be tech related and the remainder will be businesses like accounting, legal, HR, etc.
  • What’s next? What can each region expect from Amazon?
    As outlined in the MOU, our hiring will be gradual, with approximately 400 employees expected in 2019 and approximately 1,000 – 1,500 employees per year in subsequent years. We plan to be transparent for the County and the Commonwealth so they are able to make informed decisions and plan for growth in the community.
  • Will you commit to sustainable buildings in this new headquarters?
    Our buildings in Seattle are sustainable and energy-efficient. The buildings' interiors feature salvaged and locally sourced woods, energy-efficient lighting and composting and recycling alternatives, as well as public plazas and pockets of open green space outside of the buildings. Twenty of the buildings in our Seattle campus were built using LEED standards. We also use innovative recycled heating in many of the buildings. This is not our ceiling, but our floor for our new headquarters – we expect to meet and improve upon the standards we’ve set for ourselves in Seattle.
  • Did Amazon select Northern Virginia because the company is becoming more a traditional contractor, like Boeing or Lockheed, and wants to be close to the federal government?
    No. Our decision was based on the criteria outlined in the RFP, with attraction of top talent being the primary driver for selecting Northern Virginia. Moreover, Amazon has agreed to a reduction in the incentives we receive if more than 10% of the new jobs we create are primarily engaged in supporting federal government contracts.
  • How will the new headquarters in Arlington affect my commute?
    One of the key drivers in our decision was the availability of a good public transit system. Today, more than 50% of Amazon’s Seattle employees use public transportation, walk or bike to work – and we expect this same pattern for our new HQ location.

    Further, the bus and Metro lines that currently go to the site are underutilized. Metros and buses in Arlington are currently only 30% full. The HQ2 project will not require new routes or modes of transportation and will not overcrowd the system. Our MOU includes additional investments in the Metro that will benefit both Amazon employees and the community overall.
  • Where can I read more about this project?
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