Posted by Mark Ginsberg
By now, it’s no secret that Amazon selected Northern Virginia for its new headquarters in large part because of the region’s commitment to outstanding P-12 public schools and comprehensive higher education institutions. Amazon had its pick from just about every major urban center in the United States. And while leaders from these cities spent months trying to persuade the tech giant with an assortment of incentive packages, Virginia stood out for a decision it made many years ago. Virginia had made a commitment to its public schools – from P-12 to our network of top-tier universities – and Amazon saw value in that commitment and its associated investment.