Fairfax County, Virginia USA, Friday, February 11, 2011 -
Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Hilton Worldwide, which relocated its headquarters from California to Fairfax County in 2009, will invest $1.8 million to relocate more than 100 new jobs in the company's supply management group to the headquarters operation in the Tysons Corner area of the county.
“As we predicted when we first made the decision to move to Virginia, our new location has allowed us to operate even more effectively as a global business and has provided a great quality of life for our team members,” said Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton Worldwide.
“Hilton Worldwide’s expansion is great news for Fairfax County and for the region’s economy,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA). “Hilton Worldwide is such a well-respected company that its mere presence gives an aura to Fairfax County as a world-class business address.”
In February 2009, then-Governor Timothy Kaine announced that Hilton would relocate its headquarters from Beverly Hills to Fairfax County, invest at least $17 million in the move and create more than 300 permanent, full-time jobs within 36 months.
Hilton Worldwide spans the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries.
The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the expansion for Virginia. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support company recruitment and training activities.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in seven important global business centers: Bangalore, Boston, Munich, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow @FairfaxEBird for FCEDA and Fairfax County business news.
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