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Nestle USA, Arlington

Virginia Hits All the Marks for Nestlé USA’s Headquarters

When Nestlé USA, a subsidiary of Nestlé S.A., began searching for the site of its new U.S. corporate headquarters, the company’s criteria focused on location and talent. In 2017, following an arduous selection process that spanned 20 cities, Nestlé USA announced plans to invest $39.8 million to relocate its U.S. headquarters to Arlington County.

When we thought about relocating our headquarters, it was really about finding the right location that gave us access to the right talent and the right kind of infrastructure we needed to succeed for the next 100 years, and that turned out to be Virginia. What we found in Northern Virginia is the talent we need to win, and it’s exceeded our expectations.

Steve Presley CEO, Nestlé Zone North America

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America’s Largest Investment in Tech Education

Through its historic, innovative Tech Talent Investment Program, targeted philanthropic gifts, corporate partnerships, and K-12 computer science initiatives, Virginia is investing more than $2 billion to expand its tech talent pipeline, doubling the number of graduates each year in computer science and closely related fields.

Additionally, Virginia higher education institutions already produce roughly 12,000 tech-related degrees and certificates annually in areas ranging from computer science to modeling and simulation.

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Radford University

Virginia Office of Education Economics (VOEE)

The new one-of-a-kind Virginia Office of Education Economics will fuel Virginia’s talent ecosystem today and tomorrow by:

  • Providing a unified, consistent source of analysis for policy development and implementation related to talent development
  • Offering resources and expertise related to education and labor market alignment

A world-class higher education system provides a strong pipeline of talent from local and regional institutions

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CoStar Rendering

CoStar Rendering, Richmond

CoStar Group Explores New Research Home

The largest real estate data firm in the U.S. wanted a home that will attract new college graduates – the majority of its workforce – and be affordable enough to retain talent. With a bounty of recent college graduates and a competitive cost of living, the Commonwealth’s capital city checked all the boxes for CoStar’s research headquarters.

Talent Incentives

Virginia offers customized talent solutions for competitive projects

Virginia offers financial assistance and training to companies that seek to attract and retain qualified employees in the Commonwealth.

Virginia Talent Accelerator Program

  • Recruiting and training services fully customized to a company’s unique jobs, operation, and culture
  • Highly experienced team hired from the private-sector
  • All services are provided free of charge as an incentive for job creation

Virginia Jobs Investment Program

  • Grant funding to offset training and recruiting costs paid as a cash reimbursement
  • Company chooses training and recruitment providers
  • Funding ranges from $500 - $1,000 per eligible job

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