Loudoun County Department of Economic Development announced May 2 that global technology leader Raytheon has selected Loudoun County as the location for the consolidated headquarters of its Intelligence, Information and Services business.
A week after being named as the richest county in the nation due to its proximity to the Dulles Technology Corridor and government contractors, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) said Raytheon provides a sizeable chunk of the more than 20,000 federal contracting jobs available.
“With this decision to locate its consolidated IIS business headquarters here, Raytheon is expanding its already formidable Loudoun presence,” York said in a news release.
Loudoun Economic Development Business Development Manager Steve Hargan worked closely with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership on the Raytheon IIS headquarters project.
“Raytheon has been one of Loudoun’s largest employers since they relocated significant business operations here four years ago,” Hargan said. “Loudoun is an ideal location for defense contractors like Raytheon due to our access to federal government agencies, combined with one of the most highly educated populations in the U.S. and top-rated quality of life factors.”
Supervisor Shawn Williams, who represents the Broad Run District where Raytheon IIS is located, said, “The fact that Loudoun and Virginia were chosen over other options is significant in this economic climate and indicative of the advantages we offer in Loudoun County. There are many benefits to locating in Loudoun, which is why Raytheon located operations here in 2009 and selected Loudoun for this business headquarters consolidation.”
Loudoun, Virginia Economic Development Director Tom Flynn explained, “For some time, Loudoun has been a focal point for defense and aerospace companies, with more than two dozen of the nation’s largest defense contractors already operating in the county. Our federal government contracting cluster has grown 116 percent in the past decade.”
For more information about corporate relocation to or expansion in Loudoun, call 1-800-LOUDOUN or visit http://www.biz.loudoun.gov