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 Business Wire 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 services. “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. Contact: Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Alan Fogg, 703-790-0600 (o) 571-213-5065 (m) firstname.lastname@example.org
Amazon Web Services to expand in Fairfax County, add 500 IT-focused jobs
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