Fairfax County site chosen for headquarters of the Transportation Security Administration

Alan Fogg or Seth Livingstone, afogg@fceda.org or slivingstone@fceda.org, 703-790-0600 (o)

Decision will bring 3,000 jobs to Springfield area

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fairfax County, Virginia — The decision to locate the headquarters of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the Springfield community of Fairfax County will bring more than 3,000 jobs to the area and be a boon to efforts to transform it into a major employment hub, said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

“We are thrilled and honored that the federal government has chosen a Fairfax County location to be the next headquarters for the important mission of the TSA," Gordon said. "The site in central Springfield is a great location because it accessible to highways and rail transportation, and bringing TSA into the community means the area continues to develop into one of the region's major employment centers and provide more amenities for those who work and live there."

The U.S. General Services Administration awarded a $316 million contract to Boston Properties, which owns the Springfield site as well as other properties in Fairfax County such as the Reston Town Center.

"The FCEDA will continue to work with Boston Properties, GSA, the TSA and the county staff to make this announcement a reality as expeditiously as possible.” Gordon said.

The headquarters will have up to 625,000 square feet of office space. The Springfield area has about 5.1 million square feet of commercial office space now.

“All of us at Boston Properties are extremely excited and honored that we’ve been selected for this requirement," said Peter Johnston, executive vice president, Washington D.C. region, for Boston Properties. "It is an incredible opportunity to partner with both TSA and GSA to develop a world-class headquarters facility worthy of the important mission of the TSA. We are also very excited about the impact this move will have on Fairfax County and more specifically Springfield, with the addition of the many thousands of jobs associated with this development.”

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation helps Fairfax County fund public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, TwitterLinkedIn.