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Amazon construction pause won’t slow schedule for Virginia Tech’s nearby Innovation Campus

Despite Amazon’s decision to pause construction on part of its second headquarters in Arlington, Virginia Tech remains on schedule to open its nearby Innovation Campus in Arlington next year, the university says in a statement.

The Virginia Tech Innovation Campus is on schedule to welcome students into its first academic building in fall 2024, according to a statement provided on March 6 by a university spokesperson to the Roanoke Times

“Amazon’s HQ2 was a catalyst for the commonwealth’s $1 billion Tech Talent Investment Program – and for announcing plans for our campus in 2018,” the university statement said. “But our mission has always been more ambitious than one company.”

Virginia Tech’s campus in Arlington will open with an 11-story, 300,000 sq. ft. structure. Plans call for two additional buildings to host additional post-graduate master’s and doctoral candidates.

“We are excited to continue our work to define a new chapter of graduate education in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area and to help the state meet its goal of doubling the technology workforce,” the university statement said.

Mark Buckshon
Mark Buckshonhttps://washingtonconstructionnews.com
Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.

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