Dec 2019 – JIDI, as a guest of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia attended a private VIP briefing by JBG SMITH of Amazon’s New Headquarters at National Landing. The presentation was held at the National Landing Marketing Center in Arlington Virginia. Several large scale projects are coming to fruition with Amazon HQ2 now officially calling Arlington Virginia its new home. Along with 37,850+ jobs directly being sourced by Amazon over the next 8-10 years, more than 4M sf of space and $150,000 incomes growing at 1.5%, Virginia Tech (VT) will introduce the VT Innovation campus. This investment buildout is estimated at $1B and 300,000 sf of academic space and cuting-edge R&D facilities, producing 750 Master’s Degree Candidate (per year) with an anticipated increase of 2,000 computer science undergraduate enrollment at the Blacksburg Campus.