Opening General Session: Drivers of Development in the D.C. Region: Amazon and Virginia Tech

September 18, 2019 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Hall D General Session
Open to All Attendees
Market Conditions – Economy Market Conditions – Market Trends Market Conditions – Technology, New/Disruptive
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Washington’s already-strong economic performance is being supercharged by the decisions of two major employers to make substantial investments in the region. Amazon’s HQ2 at National Landing is projected to bring 50,000 new jobs to the region. Virginia Tech has made a historic $1 billion commitment to the creation of a new innovation campus. The synergies between Virginia Tech and Amazon will develop new talent, disciplines, programs, and research capabilities to help drive innovation and economic growth by developing a highly educated workforce. Fueled by this economic growth, JBG SMITH is investing heavily in National Landing to create a community where people can live, work, and learn. Hear from industry leaders about how this nexus came to be and how it will influence the regional economy and provide opportunities for new technologies, new businesses, and new markets to emerge.