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Blackboard Relocates Operations to Reston, Virginia

Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company, will relocate its global headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Reston, Virginia.

The company will move in 2019 to Reston's Plaza America complex, located six miles from Dulles International Airport, a short distance from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station. Blackboard said it evaluated office space options across the region for its global headquarters, considering best value, convenience to public transportation, commuter routes and airports, and "life-style" amenities like dining options and stores.

According to company officials, the new location will combine the company's existing D.C. and Reston offices into a new modern office in the heart of Northern Virginia's tech corridor.

"We are excited to bring our Metro D.C. area workforce together into a new global headquarters in the vibrant Northern Virginia tech corridor," said Blackboard Chairman, CEO & President Bill Ballhaus. "The new office space offers a rich and dynamic environment for our employees as well as convenient access to dining and shopping and easy access to major commuter routes, public transportation and Dulles International Airport. We look forward to establishing our new global headquarters as a part of the Northern Virginia tech community."

Blackboard's Washington metro area workforce is currently divided between its D.C. and Reston offices, officials explained. By bringing together the company's local employees in one central tech hub, Blackboard will create a new, exciting and more vibrant work environment that will continue to fuel a culture of creativity, innovation and collaboration.

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