Governor McDonnell Welcomes Raytheon IIS Business Headquarters to Loudoun County
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell today welcomed Raytheon Company’s decision to locate the headquarters of its Intelligence, Information and Services (IIS) business at the company’s Dulles operations, based in Sterling, VA.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell said, “Raytheon is an important employer in Virginia, and has had a strong presence in Loudoun County for a number of years. The company’s existing campus with room for expansion offers the right infrastructure, access to high-tech workforce and proximity to defense and government customers. This consolidation of Raytheon’s IIS headquarters in Loudoun County positions the business for strong future growth and continued success in the Commonwealth.”
“Virginia is honored by the prestige of hosting the new Raytheon IIS headquarters in Loudoun County,” said Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. "We are hopeful that this new consolidated business headquarters will be the first considered for future expansions and growth opportunities."
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Loudoun County to secure the project for Virginia. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company’s recruitment, training and retraining activities.
“We are very pleased and excited with the news,” said Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott K. York. “With this decision to locate its consolidated IIS headquarters here, Raytheon is expanding its already formidable Loudoun presence. Raytheon IIS accounts for a significant portion of the nearly 20,000 federal government contracting jobs here. Not only has Raytheon been an important addition to our community, but they have been an excellent corporate citizen.”