VIRGINIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Virginia Chamber of Commerce Welcomes Amazon Second Headquarters to Virginia


Virginia Chamber of Commerce issued the following announcement on Nov. 13.

VIRGINIA –Virginia Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Barry DuVal today released the below statement following the announcement that Amazon has selected Crystal City in Northern Virginia as one of two sites for its second headquarters:

“This is a historic day for Virginia’s economy. Amazon’s selection of Virginia is a testament to the caliber of our workforce in the Commonwealth and our commitment to keeping Virginia the most business-friendly state in America.

“A robust growing economy has the capability to benefit all Virginians. The Virginia Chamber recently released Blueprint Virginia 2025, laying out a long-term strategic plan for strengthening Virginia’s economic competitiveness. Announcements like today’s are exactly the type of transformational project that will reposition Virginia once again as the number one state for business.

“The business community is pleased to stand with Governor Northam and the General Assembly on our common goal to ensure Virginia’s business climate continues to attract additional investments, such as the one announced today. This includes a strong focus on improvements to Virginia’s talent pipeline. As the voice of Virginia business, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce is delighted to welcome Amazon’s major corporate headquarters to the Commonwealth of Virginia.”

About the Virginia Chamber of Commerce

The Virginia Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in the Commonwealth, with more than 26,000 members. The Chamber is a non-partisan, business advocacy organization that works in the legislative, regulatory, civic and judicial arenas to act as the catalyst for positive change in all areas of economic development and competitiveness for Virginia. In December 2017, the Chamber released an update to its long-term strategic economic development plan, Blueprint Virginia 2025, which engaged over 6,000 business and community leaders to lay out a plan to getting Virginia back to the top of national business climate rankings. Learn more at www.vachamber.com.

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