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Northrop Grumman buys ads to thank region

Rosalind Helderman

The first industry to benefit from Northrop Grumman's decision to move its headquarters to Virginia? Journalism!

The defense contracting giant took out full page ads about the move in the Washington Post, the Richmond Times Dispatch, the Baltimore Sun and the L.A. Times to explain the move. Here are the ads that ran in the Post and the RTD.

As you can see here, the Post ad features a photo of the Washington monument, playing up the company's move to the D.C. region. "Proud to call this area home," it says in big letters.

The ad in the Richmond Times Dispatch has a map of Virginia instead. "A new corporate office in the Old Dominion," says their ad.

In the Post's version, Northrop Grumman thanks Virginia, Maryland and D.c. for "their tremendous assistance throughout the site selection process."

Meanwhile, in Richmond, its Gov. Bob McDonnell, the Virginia congressional delegation and state and local leaders who come in for gratitude.

By Rosalind Helderman  |  April 28, 2010; 6:15 PM ET
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As seen on the Arlington Yupette blog: Virginia doesn't need or want any more cyclical Defense employment where workers' future employment is tied to more war fighting.

Posted by: ArlingtonYupette | April 29, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

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