Amazon Donates $3 Million For Arlington Housing, Backs New Computer Degree At NOVA And GMU

Amazon will donate $3 million to support affordable housing in Arlington County and, in a separate venture, will help George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College create a new, high-tech bachelor’s degree to help meet its future workforce needs, the company announced Tuesday.

The initiatives are aimed at addressing concerns that the online retail giant’s new headquarters in Crystal City will drive up housing costs and that it and other companies are not able to find enough workers with the skills needed for the fast-changing technology industry.

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