McDonnell, Northrop confirm company has chosen Virginia for headquarters
Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell is officially confirming that Northrop Grumman has chosen Virginia as the new location of its global headquarters.
"The foremost priority of our administration is creating new jobs and getting our economy back on track. Today's announcement that Northrop Grumman, a Fortune 100 company, is moving to Virginia is a major step forward in this effort. Northrop Grumman and the Commonwealth of Virginia have long shared a close and positive working relationship," McDonnell said in a joint statement with Northrop CEO and President Wes Bush this evening.
McDonnell has scheduled a 2 p.m. news conference at the company's Rosslyn offices Tuesday to discuss the move. The company's decision is a major victory for a governor who has promised to make job creation his first priority.
In the statement, Bush indicated that Maryland and the District, which also had been competing for the headquarters, had put forward "compelling, competitive" offers.
"Our final decision was driven largely by facility considerations, proximity to our customers, and overall economics," Bush said.
"I welcome Northrop Grumman to Virginia," McDonnell said.
April 26, 2010; 8:50 PM ET
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