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Amazon HQ2: Summer 2022 Updates Impacting Arlington County, Virginia

Building on progress at Amazon’s HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia

Since announcing Arlington as the site of its HQ2 in 2018, Amazon –– the online juggernaut retailer –– has reportedly committed more than $35 million in total investments to local nonprofits, community groups, public schools, and businesses.

We’re now half-way through 2022 and it seems like a good time to recap and update on Amazon’s recent local activities impacting Arlington County and its surrounding communities.

Here is a curated list of up Amazon HQ2 news, tidbits, and other updates (from the past few weeks) worth sharing with fellow Arlingtonians and beyond:

August 2, 2022 | ARLNow

New Amazon STEM lab opens at Wakefield High School

📸 ARLNow staff photo by Jay Westcott

July 31, 2022 | The Washington Post

Move over, ‘National Landing’ — Amazon HQ2’s neighborhood tries ‘NaLa’

📸 National Landing Business Improvement District

July 20, 2022 | ARLNow

Four additional local businesses, including two restaurants, to open at Amazon HQ2

📸 Peruvian Brothers

July 18, 2022 | Business Journals

Amazon pauses office construction in two big hubs. What does that mean for HQ2?


Meanwhile, construction of Amazon’s HQ2 PenPlace Helix  continues …

Construction of the Amazon HQ2 complex continues, evidenced by Arlingtonian Stephen Loynd who’s been sharing visual progress of the building developments on his social media:

Amazon Rising on a beautiful Sunday stroll via @loyndsview on Twitter

📸 4:30 PM · Jun 5, 2022 from Arlington, VA via @loyndsview

📸 4:30 PM · Jun 5, 2022 from Arlington, VA via @loyndsview

📸 6:24 PM · Apr 16, 2022 from Arlington, VA via @loyndsview

Amazon Rising on a beautiful Sunday stroll via @loyndsview on Twitter

📸 12:44 PM · Apr 13, 2022 via @loyndsview

First Amazon … now Boeing!

Also … in case you missed it, now the aerospace giant is also moving its global headquarters to Arlington, Va., from Chicago!

How do you think the Boeing HQ move will impact housing in our county?!

Talk to me in the comments 🙏

Btw, if you’re looking to buy or sell in Arlington, Virginia (or the surrounding neighborhoods near Amazon HQ2), please call me today!

Meg Ross, Top Realtor in Arlington County, Virginia