CTA Welcomes Amazon to Crystal City
ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 13, 2018--The following statement is attributed to Glenda MacMullin, COO and CFO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA), and chair of the Crystal City Business Improvement District, in response to CTA member Amazon selecting Arlington, VA’s Crystal City neighborhood as the location for its second headquarters:
“CTA is thrilled Amazon is the newest member of Arlington’s growing tech community. Crystal City boasts a large, highly-skilled, driven workforce, with unparalleled access to Washington, DC’s world-class institutions, resources and thought leaders - making it the perfect match for Amazon’s mission and goals. It’s no wonder Virginia is a four-time Innovation Champion according to our biannual state Innovation Scorecard.
“For the last 12 years, CTA, producer of the annual tech event CES, has been one of the few building owners and among the most active companies in Crystal City, and we have been eager to grow the area’s innovation beyond the defense sector. Being so close to our nation’s capital and all its resources, as well as an increasingly sustainable community with a hard-working population, Arlington County will be the bedrock from which Amazon grows its success and innovates for the future.”
CTA supported the Arlington County bid to be the home for Amazon HQ2.
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™ is the trade association representing the $377 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies - 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands - enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® - the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
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