“We are excited to build on our foundation here in Northern Virginia. The region makes strategic sense for our global headquarters given its proximity to our customers and stakeholders, and its access to world-class engineering and technical talent,” Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun said in a statement published Thursday.
Calhoun noted that the aerospace and defense contractor will keep its presence in Chicago and has implemented a flexible work strategy and initiated steps to reduce its office footprint to back future work requirements and “channel investments toward our critical manufacturing and engineering facilities and training resources.”
The planned research and tech hub in Northern Virginia will focus on building innovative systems in the areas of systems and software engineering, autonomous operations, cybersecurity and quantum sciences.
Boeing’s defense, space and security business will maintain its office in Virginia. The company’s global services and commercial airplanes segments will continue their operations in Plano, Texas, and Seattle, respectively.