Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, will relocate its global headquarters from Washington, DC to Reston, VA this year. The new location will combine the company’s existing DC and Reston offices into a new modern office in the heart of Northern Virginia’s tech corridor.
“We are excited to bring our Metro DC area workforce together into a new global headquarters in the vibrant Northern Virginia tech corridor,” said Blackboard Chairman, CEO and 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 DC and Reston offices. 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.
Blackboard 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. The company selected Reston’s Plaza America complex, located only six miles from Dulles International Airport, a short distance from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station, adjacent to dining, shopping and other amenities, and less than a mile to the Reston Town Center.
Blackboard joins other tech companies who have announced that they are locating their headquarters in Northern Virginia’s tech corridor.
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