Amazon Web Services to expand in Fairfax County, add 500 IT-focused jobs
New office location to support the growth of its public sector and commercial
cloud computing efforts
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. -- May 22, 2013
Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Amazon Web Services, Inc., (AWS),
an Amazon.com company, will expand in Fairfax County and add 500 new jobs to
the county economy.
Launched in 2006, AWS (@awscloud) designs and offers IT infrastructure
services to businesses and government customers in the form of cloud
computing, including web hosting, application hosting, storage and backup,
content delivery, and scalable database solutions. The company plans to
establish a new office in the Herndon area of Fairfax County to support IT
engineering and services for commercial and government customers of AWS cloud
“Amazon Web Services is a perfect example of a company that can take full
advantage of the highly skilled workforce and technology community that
Fairfax County offers,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “The company will be
able to provide its cloud-based services to a wide variety of clients. Fairfax
County is proud to be home to such a world-class company.”
“We look forward to putting more than 500 Virginians to work in Fairfax
County,” said Teresa Carlson, vice president of Worldwide Public Sector, AWS.
“We appreciate the state and local elected officials who have helped us make
this exciting investment in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure
the project for Virginia. Governor McDonnell approved a $500,000 grant from
the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist Fairfax County with the project.
Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of
Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support company
recruitment and training activities.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., “one of
the great economic success stories of our time.” Fairfax County offers a
well-educated workforce, diverse real estate opportunities, access to domestic
and international markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, and
a business community based on technology and professional services.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA)
promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best business centers. The FCEDA
offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with
county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in
Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax
County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in
seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, London, Los
Angeles, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow @FairfaxEBird for FCEDA and
Fairfax County business news.
Amazon Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition,
management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal
proceedings and claims, fulfillment and data center optimization, seasonality,
commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign
exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and
taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially
could affect Amazon.com's financial results is included in Amazon.com's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority
Alan Fogg, 703-790-0600 (o)
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