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Why Defense Companies are Moving Headquarters to Northern Virginia

Raytheon and Boeing recently announced decisions to move their headquarters to Arlington, a short Uber ride to the Pentagon and other federal security agencies. Northern Virginia is also home to the headquarters of Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics. The decision has less to do with tax incentives of local and state governments to relocate and more about the need for proximity to decision makers as a big change builds in U.S. defense policy: increasing budgets and a long-term focus on countering growing threats from China and Russia.

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