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 Pen Place 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:
📸 4:30 PM · Jun 5, 2022 from Arlington, VA via @loyndsview
📸 6:24 PM · Apr 16, 2022 from Arlington, VA via @loyndsview
📸 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 🙏