December 3, 2018
Todd Haymore, former Secretary of Commerce and Trade for Gov. Terry McAuliffe, speaks to multiple news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal and the Richmond Times-Dispatch, on Amazon’s decision to pick both New York City and Northern Virginia in its contest for a second headquarters. Todd was pivotal in outlining the incentive package that led Amazon to pick Northern Virginia. He explains the economic impact the decision will have on Northern Virginia and the entire state, with the deal resulting in 25,000 new jobs and $2.5 billion in investments, as well as new investments in higher education and transportation. In a column for the RTD, Todd says: “Indeed, Amazon’s HQ2 is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime economic development project for Virginia, a transformative venture that the state has been seeking for years.”
Read Amazon Announces HQ2 Winners, The Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2018 (Subscription).
Read Todd Haymore column: Amazon HQ2: Good for all of Virginia, Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 15, 2018.
Read How Virginia sealed the deal on Amazon's HQ2, 'the biggest economic development project in U.S. history’ Richmond Times-Dispatch, November 16, 2018.
Read Editorial: How Amazon was won, Part 1, The Roanoke Times, December 1, 2018.
Read Editorial: How Amazon was won, Part 2, The Roanoke Times, December 3, 2018.