37°Light Drizzle

Bulova: Fairfax County Would Be Excellent Choice for Amazon

by Dave Emke September 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm 2 Comments

 As Amazon searches for a home for its second headquarters, local government leaders across the nation have pitched their communities.

Fairfax County is no exception.

In June, it was announced that Amazon Web Services would use the One Dulles Tower (13200 Woodland Park Road, Herndon) as a new East Coast corporate campus, bringing up to 1,500 new jobs to the area. But local officials would like to see it make an even bigger investment.

“Fairfax County would love to be home to Amazon’s second headquarters,” said Sharon Bulova, chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, recently to the Fairfax News. “In our community they would find a well-educated, talented and motivated workforce, and an outstanding quality of life.”

Amazon’s new headquarters could require up to 8 million square feet, the Washington Business Journal reported, and jurisdictions all over the DC Metro area have expressed their interest. But of course, they are nowhere close to alone — interest in the project has been expressed almost everywhere.

Do you think Amazon would we wise to make Fairfax County home to its new headquarters? If so, why — and if not, where else? Let us know below.

  • Whole Foods

    To be honest JB gives me the creeps

  • Walter Hadlock

    The scary thing, in addition to the nightmare of having upwards of 50,000 people in one place with all the attendant traffic, congestion, etc., is how political jurisdictions will fall all over themselves seeing who can offer the most perks, tax breaks, etc. to a very rich company for the privilege of having it settle in their midst. If Fairfax County wants Amazon, say thanks for settling here, but don’t offer any sweeteners.


Subscribe to our mailing list