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WATCH: Virginia Tech to announce plans for $1 billion Innovation Campus

An artist's rendering of the planned Virginia Tech Innovation Campus at National Landing.
An artist's rendering of the planned Virginia Tech Innovation Campus at National Landing.(WDBJ)
Published: Jun. 10, 2019 at 9:31 AM EDT
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Virginia Tech is set to announce the prime location for its $1 billion Innovation Campus Monday morning.

In November 2018, Virginia Tech announced it will build a one-million-square-foot, technology-focused campus in Alexandria — a $1 billion project that is part of a higher-education package cited as a key reason Amazon selected Northern Virginia for a new headquarters sites.

The headquarters will be located in the Arlington and Alexandria area of National Landing, a newly branded area that encompasses parts of Pentagon City and Crystal City in Arlington and Potomac Yard in Alexandria, according to a news release from Virginia Tech.

Arlington County and the City of Alexandria partnered to present Amazon a 150-acre site in Crystal City. Virginia Tech’s new campus will be located less than two miles away on U.S. Route 1 in Alexandria, the release added.

The news conference is set to start at 10:00 a.m.

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