College Park didn’t land the Amazon headquarters, so it’s doing the next best thing: moving in next door.
The University of Maryland is setting up shop in Crystal City, opening an 8,000-square-foot space to hold lectures, events and symposia designed to bring, faculty, students and alumni together with Amazon’s staff and other visitors.
The goal: to promote the university’s Discovery District as a great place to do business and its graduates as great workers for Amazon to hire.
The campus is not as far as it seems. With the extension of the Yellow Line to Greenbelt, the Crystal City Metro station is now a direct 36-minute train ride to the College Park Metro station, which is at the entrance to the Discovery District.
Click here to read the rest of the article written by Alison Beckwith over at the Hyattsville Wire