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Posted at 4:57 PM ET, 04/26/2010

Northrop Grumman headed for Virginia

By Washington Post editors

Updated, 7:44 a.m.: Full story on the Northrop relocation is in The Post business section.

Gov. Robert F. McDonnell and Northrop Grumman will announce Tuesday that the defense giant has selected Virginia over Maryland for its corporate headquarters, the Virginia Politics blog is reporting.

According to two sources familiar with the deal, the company is still considering sites in Fairfax and Arlington counties for its headquarters, but has ruled out Rockville.

Executives at Northrop Grumman wouldn't confirm Monday where they plan to move but said they expect to announce their decision by the end the week.

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By Washington Post editors  | April 26, 2010; 4:57 PM ET
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That was a smart move for Northrup.

Montgomery county has experienced disasterous leadership under Leggett.

The county immigration policy combined with runaway building of housing without any verified demand are two reasosn to now stay away. Of particular concern has been the rapic decine of Silver Spring under Leggett.

It as if Silver Spring and Wheaton have been targeted to be the entry point of immigration ( legal and illegal) for sourthern Maryland area.

Posted by: JohnAdams1 | April 27, 2010 5:02 AM | Report abuse

hahah! D.C. and Maryland sux! Chalk up another one for the business friendly, non-corrupt state. Mayor Fenty can suck a phat one!

Posted by: tmi1 | April 27, 2010 5:57 AM | Report abuse

Thank the Lord!

Maryland is awful, AWFUL! Taxachusetts-on-the-Chesapeake.

Business! Stay away! Stay FAR away from MD!

Suggest moving nearer Dulles, the better to get authorization to set up air-shuttle to HQ.


Posted by: dumpbama | April 27, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

Wow, a defense contractor moves to Washington, D.C. big surprise! Sigh, has our region just given up on getting new a new commercial base other than Defense contracting? Eventually, all this defense spending will slowly start to die down and I hate to see what its effects would be if our commercial sector is solely based on this.

Posted by: RedVox | April 27, 2010 9:07 AM | Report abuse

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