Virginia Tech helps seal the deal for Amazon


AMERICA.
AMAZON’S ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ALSO
HAVE A BIG EFFECT HERE AT AMAZON’S ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ALSO
HAVE A BIG EFFECT HERE AT
HOME. HAVE A BIG EFFECT HERE AT
HOME.
IN FACT … VIRGINIA TECH HELPED HOME.
IN FACT … VIRGINIA TECH HELPED
SEAL IN FACT … VIRGINIA TECH HELPED
SEAL
THE DEAL FOR NORTHERN SEAL
THE DEAL FOR NORTHERN
VIRGINIA… THE DEAL FOR NORTHERN
VIRGINIA…
WHEN IT AGREED TO HELP BUILD A VIRGINIA…
WHEN IT AGREED TO HELP BUILD A
ONE BILLION DOLLAR INNOVATION WHEN IT AGREED TO HELP BUILD A
ONE BILLION DOLLAR INNOVATION
CAMPUS NEAR THE HEADQUARTERS ONE BILLION DOLLAR INNOVATION
CAMPUS NEAR THE HEADQUARTERS
OUTSIDE D-C. CAMPUS NEAR THE HEADQUARTERS
OUTSIDE D-C.
10 NEWS REPORTER JESSICA JEWELL OUTSIDE D-C.
10 NEWS REPORTER JESSICA JEWELL
IS LIVE ON TECH’S CAMPUS IN 10 NEWS REPORTER JESSICA JEWELL
IS LIVE ON TECH’S CAMPUS IN
BLACKSBURG. IS LIVE ON TECH’S CAMPUS IN
BLACKSBURG.
JESS… A LOT OF EXCITEMENT BLACKSBURG.
JESS… A LOT OF EXCITEMENT
THERE JESS… A LOT OF EXCITEMENT
THERE
TODAY? THERE
TODAY?
THEY’RE CALLING IT AN HISTORIC TODAY?
THEY’RE CALLING IT AN HISTORIC
DAY FOR VIRGINIA TECH. THEY’RE CALLING IT AN HISTORIC
DAY FOR VIRGINIA TECH. DAY FOR VIRGINIA TECH. THE NEW INNOVATION CAMPUS WILL THE NEW INNOVATION CAMPUS WILL
BE LESS THAN TWO THE NEW INNOVATION CAMPUS WILL
BE LESS THAN TWO
MILES FROM HQ2. BE LESS THAN TWO
MILES FROM HQ2.
UNIVERSITY LEADERS ARE VERY MILES FROM HQ2.
UNIVERSITY LEADERS ARE VERY
EXCITED… AND IT SEEMS AMAZON UNIVERSITY LEADERS ARE VERY
EXCITED… AND IT SEEMS AMAZON
IS EXCITED… AND IT SEEMS AMAZON
IS
EQUALLY EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA IS
EQUALLY EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA
TECH. EQUALLY EXCITED ABOUT VIRGINIA
TECH.
JAKE HUNTER/ VT SOPHOMORE 03:16 TECH.
JAKE HUNTER/ VT SOPHOMORE 03:16
“YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE CREDIT TO JAKE HUNTER/ VT SOPHOMORE 03:16
“YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE CREDIT TO
VIRGINIA TECH. I MEAN, EVERYONE “YOU’VE GOT TO GIVE CREDIT TO
VIRGINIA TECH. I MEAN, EVERYONE
LOVES THIS SCHOOL. EVERYONE VIRGINIA TECH. I MEAN, EVERYONE
LOVES THIS SCHOOL. EVERYONE
KNOWS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL FOR A LOVES THIS SCHOOL. EVERYONE
KNOWS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL FOR A
REASON.” 21 KNOWS ABOUT THIS SCHOOL FOR A
REASON.” 21
HOKIE NATION.. BUZZING ABOUT REASON.” 21
HOKIE NATION.. BUZZING ABOUT
AMAZON HQ2. HOKIE NATION.. BUZZING ABOUT
AMAZON HQ2.
AND A NEW HOME FOR STUDENTS … AMAZON HQ2.
AND A NEW HOME FOR STUDENTS …
JUST A COUPLE OF MILES AWAY. AND A NEW HOME FOR STUDENTS …
JUST A COUPLE OF MILES AWAY.
NOAH HUGHES/ VT SOPHOMORE 04:45 JUST A COUPLE OF MILES AWAY.
NOAH HUGHES/ VT SOPHOMORE 04:45
“WE CAN USE AMAZON AS AN NOAH HUGHES/ VT SOPHOMORE 04:45
“WE CAN USE AMAZON AS AN
OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND “WE CAN USE AMAZON AS AN
OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND
HOPEFULLY FEED STUDENTS IN THERE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND
HOPEFULLY FEED STUDENTS IN THERE
AND IT’LL CREATE JOBS FOR US, HOPEFULLY FEED STUDENTS IN THERE
AND IT’LL CREATE JOBS FOR US,
TOO.” 51 AND IT’LL CREATE JOBS FOR US,
TOO.” 51
THE FIGHT FOR HQ2 LASTED MORE TOO.” 51
THE FIGHT FOR HQ2 LASTED MORE
THAN THE FIGHT FOR HQ2 LASTED MORE
THAN
A YEAR… AND VIRGINIA TECH MAY THAN
A YEAR… AND VIRGINIA TECH MAY
HAVE BEEN THE COMMONWEALTH’S A YEAR… AND VIRGINIA TECH MAY
HAVE BEEN THE COMMONWEALTH’S
SECRET WEAPON. HAVE BEEN THE COMMONWEALTH’S
SECRET WEAPON.
CYRIL CLARKE/ INTERIM EXEC. VP & SECRET WEAPON.
CYRIL CLARKE/ INTERIM EXEC. VP &
PROVOST, VIRGINIA TECH 01:17 CYRIL CLARKE/ INTERIM EXEC. VP &
PROVOST, VIRGINIA TECH 01:17
“THE AVAILABILITY OF TALENT AND PROVOST, VIRGINIA TECH 01:17
“THE AVAILABILITY OF TALENT AND
THE COMMITMENT OF EDUCATION “THE AVAILABILITY OF TALENT AND
THE COMMITMENT OF EDUCATION
INSTITUTIONS TO MEET THAT… THE COMMITMENT OF EDUCATION
INSTITUTIONS TO MEET THAT… INSTITUTIONS TO MEET THAT… ABSOLUTELY CENTRAL TO THE ABSOLUTELY CENTRAL TO THE
SUCCESS OF THIS ABSOLUTELY CENTRAL TO THE
SUCCESS OF THIS
PARTICULAR PROPOSAL.” 27 HERE’S SUCCESS OF THIS
PARTICULAR PROPOSAL.” 27 HERE’S
WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE… PARTICULAR PROPOSAL.” 27 HERE’S
WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE…
GFX WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE…
GFX
THE ONE MILLION SQUARE FOOT GFX
THE ONE MILLION SQUARE FOOT
INNOVATION CAMPUS WILL BE THE ONE MILLION SQUARE FOOT
INNOVATION CAMPUS WILL BE
MADE UP OF ACADEMIC SPACE, INNOVATION CAMPUS WILL BE
MADE UP OF ACADEMIC SPACE,
CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH MADE UP OF ACADEMIC SPACE,
CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH
FACILITIES.. RETAIL.. HOUSING CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH
FACILITIES.. RETAIL.. HOUSING
FOR FACILITIES.. RETAIL.. HOUSING
FOR
STUDENTS AND FACULTY… AND FOR
STUDENTS AND FACULTY… AND
SPACE TO FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS STUDENTS AND FACULTY… AND
SPACE TO FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS
WITH BUSINESSES AND START-UPS. SPACE TO FOSTER PARTNERSHIPS
WITH BUSINESSES AND START-UPS.
UNIVERSITY LEADERS, CALLING WITH BUSINESSES AND START-UPS.
UNIVERSITY LEADERS, CALLING
IT A HUB FOR TECH TALENT… WITH UNIVERSITY LEADERS, CALLING
IT A HUB FOR TECH TALENT… WITH
PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON IT A HUB FOR TECH TALENT… WITH
PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE PROGRAMS FOCUSED ON
COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE
ENGINEERING FOR GRAD STUDENTS — COMPUTER SCIENCE AND SOFTWARE
ENGINEERING FOR GRAD STUDENTS —
CREATING A PIPELINE FROM ENGINEERING FOR GRAD STUDENTS —
CREATING A PIPELINE FROM
VIRGINIA TECH, TO CORPORATE CREATING A PIPELINE FROM
VIRGINIA TECH, TO CORPORATE
POWERHOUSES LIKE AMAZON. 59: 32 VIRGINIA TECH, TO CORPORATE
POWERHOUSES LIKE AMAZON. 59: 32
“THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT POWERHOUSES LIKE AMAZON. 59: 32
“THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT
ATTRACTS AND RETAINS COMPANIES “THIS IS ACTUALLY WHAT
ATTRACTS AND RETAINS COMPANIES
WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH.” ATTRACTS AND RETAINS COMPANIES
WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH.”
37 WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH.”
37
CLARKE SAYS HE WAS OPTIMISTIC 37
CLARKE SAYS HE WAS OPTIMISTIC
THAT AMAZON WOULD PICK VIRGINIA CLARKE SAYS HE WAS OPTIMISTIC
THAT AMAZON WOULD PICK VIRGINIA
FOR H-Q- 2…. AND NOW THAT THAT AMAZON WOULD PICK VIRGINIA
FOR H-Q- 2…. AND NOW THAT
IT’S OFFICIAL.. THIS DAY WILL FOR H-Q- 2…. AND NOW THAT
IT’S OFFICIAL.. THIS DAY WILL
FOREVER IT’S OFFICIAL.. THIS DAY WILL
FOREVER
GO DOWN IN HOKIE HISTORY. 06:15 FOREVER
GO DOWN IN HOKIE HISTORY. 06:15
“I ANTICIPATE THAT IN 10 OR 20 GO DOWN IN HOKIE HISTORY. 06:15
“I ANTICIPATE THAT IN 10 OR 20
YEARS TIME, WE WILL THINK BACK “I ANTICIPATE THAT IN 10 OR 20
YEARS TIME, WE WILL THINK BACK
TO YEARS TIME, WE WILL THINK BACK
TO
THIS DATE AND SAY OH MY TO
THIS DATE AND SAY OH MY
GOODNESS, THIS DATE AND SAY OH MY
GOODNESS,
THIS WAS IN FACT A GOODNESS,
THIS WAS IN FACT A
TRANSFORMATIVE THIS WAS IN FACT A
TRANSFORMATIVE
EXPERIENCE FOR VIRGINIA TECH.” TRANSFORMATIVE
EXPERIENCE FOR VIRGINIA TECH.”
25 EXPERIENCE FOR VIRGINIA TECH.”
25
THEY’VE ALREADY GOT THE BALL 25
THEY’VE ALREADY GOT THE BALL THEY’VE ALREADY GOT THE BALL ROLLING ON DEVELOPING THE ROLLING ON DEVELOPING THE
INNOVATION CAMPUS… AND ROLLING ON DEVELOPING THE
INNOVATION CAMPUS… AND
HOPE TO WELCOME STUDENTS IN INNOVATION CAMPUS… AND
HOPE TO WELCOME STUDENTS IN
2020. HOPE TO WELCOME STUDENTS IN
2020.
YOU’LL SEE SOME CHANGES HERE IN 2020.
YOU’LL SEE SOME CHANGES HERE IN
BLACKSBURG TOO… AS PART OF YOU’LL SEE SOME CHANGES HERE IN
BLACKSBURG TOO… AS PART OF
THIS BLACKSBURG TOO… AS PART OF
THIS THIS PLAN, THE UNIVERSITY PLANS TO PLAN, THE UNIVERSITY PLANS TO
INCREASE ENROLLMENT OVER PLAN, THE UNIVERSITY PLANS TO
INCREASE ENROLLMENT OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS — INCREASE ENROLLMENT OVER
THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS —
WELCOMING 2 THOUSAND MORE THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS —
WELCOMING 2 THOUSAND MORE
UNDERGRAD COMPUTER SCIENCE WELCOMING 2 THOUSAND MORE
UNDERGRAD COMPUTER SCIENCE UNDERGRAD COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS TO CAMPUS. LIVE IN STUDENTS TO CAMPUS. LIVE IN
BLACKSBURG, STUDENTS TO CAMPUS. LIVE IN
BLACKSBURG,
JESSICA JEWELL. 10 NEWS, WORKING BLACKSBURG,
JESSICA JEWELL. 10 NEWS, WORKING
FOR YOU. JESSICA JEWELL. 10 NEWS, WORKING
FOR YOU.
IT’S NOW BEEN TWO YEARS . SINCE

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