Nestlé USA Relocates Corporate Headquarters To Arlington County, Virginia
“Nestlé USA carefully considered a number of locations and Arlington hits all the marks. The area offers appealing benefits for our current employees, as well as a great talent pool for the future. This location allows us to be closer to our business operations, our customers and other important stakeholders,” said Paul Grimwood, Chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA.
“Nestlé’s growth over the past 150 years has enabled us to improve millions of lives through the products and services we provide, employment opportunities, our supplier networks and the economic contributions we make here in the U.S.” he added.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Arlington County to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $6 million grant from the Commonwealth Opportunity Fund to assist the County with the project. The Governor, in consultation with the General Assembly's Major Employment and Investment Commission, also approved $4 million in funds from the Virginia Economic Development Incentive Grant (VEDIG).
“Adding a global brand like Nestlé USA to Virginia’s corporate roster is a huge win for our commonwealth,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe, speaking at the announcement. “Nestlé USA’s decision to relocate its corporate headquarters to Arlington County clearly demonstrates the competitive advantage that our Commonwealth enjoys thanks to our world-class workforce, education system and infrastructure. As we continue to work to diversify our economy, I am particularly proud that this great company will locate in a property that has sat empty as the area and our entire state grappled with defense cuts and sequestration. This project is a clear sign that our efforts to build a new Virginia economy are paying off.”
“It is an honor for a leading company like Nestlé USA, with its globally known and respected household brands, to choose Virginia as the new home of its corporate headquarters,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. "The company has made a wise choice to invest in Virginia and I commend the team work by the Governor, key General Assembly members, Virginia Economic Development Partnership staff, Arlington County leadership, and others to recruit Nestlé to the Commonwealth through our domestic marketing missions. The effort shows once again that Virginia approaches economic development and job creation in a strategic and thoughtful manner.”
“We are truly thrilled that Nestlé has made the decision to call Arlington its home,” said Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board Chair. “We’ve waited a long time to find the ideal company for this prestigious address, and the search is now over. Nestlé embodies Arlington’s commitment to diversifying our economy and gives this household name a new home strategically located in the hub of one of the most vibrant regions of the country. I look forward to working with our newest corporate citizen and welcoming its employees to Arlington and the Capital region.”
“As the capitol region has scrambled to respond to challenging economic trends, the steady vision and conviction of Rosslyn’s business community, along with our Arlington County partners, have enabled us to continue our trajectory as one of the region’s most active and attractive urban centers,” said Mary-Claire Burick, President of the Rosslyn Business Improvement District. “Currently, there are several billion dollars of investment and development in Rosslyn leveraging the advantages that attracted Nestlé to the neighborhood including access, expanded retail options and world-class views.”
“It is a pleasure to welcome Nestlé, a global, world-class brand. to Rosslyn, which is becoming a world-class location,” said Delegate Rip Sullivan. “Once again Governor McAuliffe has proven that he is THE jobs Governor for the new Virginia economy. Nestlé and its employees will quickly come to appreciate what a fabulous place Arlington is to live, work, and play.”
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