The world’s leading provider of satellite services plans to move its national headquarters out of D.C. and into the suburbs.
Intelsat will move at least 430 jobs to Tysons Corner when it relocates to Tysons Tower in 2014.
“Adding an industry leader such as Intelsat, with its rich and storied history, to the roster of companies doing business in Virginia is a testament to the strong business climate that we are focused on continually improving,” read a statement from Gov. Bob McDonnell. “I welcome Intelsat to Virginia, and am confident they will be a great corporate citizen and partner.”
Tysons Tower is a state-of-the-art, 20-story office building being built in McLean, Va. It is one of three towers being built in a mixed-use project of office, hotel and residential space close to the Metro station planned for Tysons Corner. Intelsat plans to lease about 188,000 square feet.
“Given our highly skilled workforce and global presence, our requirements warranted a modern and collaborative workspace with access to well-educated professionals, a first-class transportation system and compelling amenities,” Intelsat CEO David McGlade said.