Blackboard Inc. is moving its headquarters to Reston in 2019, abandoning its downtown DC location.
“We are excited to bring our Metro D.C. 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 split between its D.C. and Reston offices. The company provides technology for teaching, learning and student engagement.
Blackboard said it evaluated office space options across the region for its global headquarters, considering best value, convenience to public transportation, commuter routes and airports, and lifestyle amenities like dining options and stores. The company selected Reston’s Plaza America complex, which is located 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 that have announced that they are locating their headquarters in Northern Virginia’s tech corridor.