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Virginia Tech Tweaks Spot for Campus That Helped Lure Amazon

The Innovation Campus at Virginia Tech will now be located at the current location of the Potomac Yard shopping center in Alexandria

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    New Location Announced for VA Tech Innovation Campus

    Julie Carey reports on Potomac Yards, the new location announced for the Innovation Campus that VA Tech is building in the area. (Published Monday, June 10, 2019)

    Virginia Tech says it plans to build a new northern Virginia campus that was instrumental in luring a new Amazon headquarters a few blocks north of the originally planned spot.

    The Innovation Campus at Virginia Tech will now be located at the current location of the Potomac Yard shopping center in Alexandria.

    School officials said Monday at a press conference that the original location was not going to be big enough to support both the campus and expected ancillary development.

    The new location puts the campus just steps away from a planned Metrorail station and closer to the Amazon campus in Arlington County that expects to house as many as 38,000 workers over the next 20 years.

    Virginia Tech said the 15-acre campus will enroll its first students in 2020.

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