Amazon Web Services to Open Fairfax County Office; Teresa Carlson Comments

amazon logoAmazon Web Services Inc. plans to open a new office in Fairfax County, Va. as the company looks to expand its public sector and commercial cloud computing businesses.

Teresa Carlson, vice president of the worldwide public sector at AWS, said the addition of the new facility in the Herndon area of Fairfax County would create 500 jobs for Virginia residents.

Governor Bob McDonnell granted $500,000 from his opportunity fund to help finance the project intended to provide information technology infrastructures to commercial and government clients of AWS, the company said.

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority collaborated with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to kick off the project.

Virginia’s Department of Business Assistance will help Amazon hire and train employees through its jobs investment program.

“Amazon Web Services is a perfect example of a company that can take full advantage of the highly skilled workforce and technology community that Fairfax County offers,” said Gerald L. Gordon, president and CEO of FCEDA.

AWS hosts Web properties and applications, stores contents and provides database services to the public and private customers.

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