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Inspired by Amazon…

Inspired by Amazon…

George Mason University has settled on three finalists to build an Amazon-inspired expansion of its Arlington campus. The university rolled out a request for proposals for private partners on the planned “Institute of Digital Innovation” in February, detailing plans...

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Amazon Has Passed 1,000 hires in Arlington

Amazon Has Passed 1,000 hires in Arlington

Amazon has announced that it has hired more than 1,000 employees in the past year for its Arlington-based headquarters, putting it on schedule to create 25,000 new jobs in the decade. The company has hired systems engineers, data scientists, designers, lawyers,...

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Local Reporters Win Award for Amazon Coverage

Local Reporters Win Award for Amazon Coverage

Months of wall-to-wall coverage of Amazon’s plans to come to Crystal City and Pentagon City have been recognized by the D.C. Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Airey, Vernon Miles, Kalina Newman, Alex Koma were all named winners of the 2019...

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Amazon Presents Award to D.C. Teacher

Amazon Presents Award to D.C. Teacher

A Washington, D.C., teacher has been named an Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year. The tech company surprised Lynn Garnaat with a $50,000 prize to help her teach students at KIPP DC College Prep High School. The Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year...

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DMV Real Estate Market Remains Stable

DMV Real Estate Market Remains Stable

Rough Economy But Why Aren’t Home Prices Dropping? Anyone hoping that our current economic chaos would be deals in the housing market have thus far been disappointed. In May, the median listing price in the United States was up 1.4 percent year-over-year, according to...

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Crystal City BID Officially National Landing

Crystal City BID Officially National Landing

It's official: The Crystal City Business Improvement District will now be known as the National Landing Business Improvement District. This comes after the Arlington County Board approved the BID's request for a name change back in April. The name change took effect...

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The DC Housing Market is Rebounding

The DC Housing Market is Rebounding

In the wake of COVID-19, home sales fell in every DC-area jurisdiction in April. The number of homes to go under contract dropped even more acutely, falling by the largest amount in a decade. However, the market has been bouncing back. At the beginning of April, a...

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If Driving in the District Be Aware of New Changes

If Driving in the District Be Aware of New Changes

While DC closed out May with blanket speed limit reductions across many "local" streets, Mayor Bowser and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) are now taking another incremental step toward making streets more hospitable for residents to be outside while...

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Arlington County to Consider Public-Private Partnership

Arlington County to Consider Public-Private Partnership

Developer JBG Smith, the preeminent property owner in Crystal City, has proposed a public-private partnership that would accelerate the construction of a second entrance to the Crystal City Metro station in 1-2 years. The proposal is set to be potentially be voted...

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Amazon Donates $3 million to Arlington Housing

Amazon Donates $3 million to Arlington Housing

Amazon is giving back to the Arlington community with a multi-million donation. The Arlington Community Foundation (ACF) has announced a $3 million gift from Amazon to improve access to affordable housing and support services in the region. The foundation says that...

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