The Prime Location for Amazon HQ2

After a 14-month competitive site selection process during which Amazon received 238 proposals from communities across North America, the tech giant announced plans in 2018 to invest approximately $2.5 billion to establish a major new headquarters (HQ2) in Virginia, creating more than 25,000 high-paying jobs. Virginia successfully secured the historic project through unprecedented state, regional, and local partnerships. The foundation of the cooperative pitch for Amazon HQ2 was centered on Virginia’s thriving tech sector and talent—including a commitment to a pipeline for the future.

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Nestlé USA Selects Virginia for New U.S. Headquarters

When Nestlé USA, a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., began searching for the site of its new U.S. corporate headquarters, the world’s leading nutrition, health, and wellness company’s decision was ultimately driven by location. After an arduous selection process that spanned 20 cities, in February 2017, Nestlé USA announced it would invest $39.8 million to establish its U.S. headquarters in Arlington County, Virginia, creating 748 new jobs.

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Volkswagen Group of America Drives Jobs and Investments in Virginia

In 2007, Volkswagen Group of America, a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe, announced the relocation of its U.S. headquarters to Fairfax County, representing a $118 million capital investment and 401 new jobs.