Amazon Web Services(aws.amazon.com)
RICHMOND (WUSA9) - Amazon Web Services, Inc. is opening a new office in Fairfax County, according to the office of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. According to Wednesday's announcement, the office will bring "500 highly-technical jobs."
AWS has been in business since 2006. It "designs and offers cloud computing services to businesses, government and educational organizations, including web hosting, application hosting, storage and backup, content delivery, and scalable database solutions," according to the announcement. AWS' Fairfax County office will "support the business and mission information technology requirements for the public sector and commercial customers of AWS cloud services."
According to officials on Wednesday, AWS' caters to "hundreds of thousands of enterprise, government and startup customers businesses in over 190 countries."
In case you're wondering, officials say The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the multi-million project. Gov. McDonnell approved a $500,000 grant from the Governor's Opportunity Fund to assist the county, according to the release. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support company recruitment and training activities though its Job Investment Program.