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Old 01-21-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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Ok so if you are a gearhead in the DC area, you'd probably know by now that VW of America HQ is located right off the SR267 in Herndon. I kinda like the fact that a car company like VW chose to relocate outside DC as they own a number of other carmakers (Bugatti included) and make some cool cars so their HQ would glimmer of nice new models that have yet to come stateside.

But why did VWoA choose relocate there? Cars aren't the driving force of NoVA even though you still have to get around NoVA in one. I mean all the other car companies have their offices in either in Detroit (where they moved out of) or in SoCal where there is a huge car culture in these places. I mean I think its cool but I would like to know their appeal here.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:03 PM
 
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A combination of being right by Dulles and I believe it also involved various tax breaks granted to VW by the state to relocate here b/c of the number of high paying jobs.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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I did some research on them when I was trying to get a sales meeting. IIRC they said that their customer base is especially strong on the East Coast/in the Mid-Atlantic and also they got some economic incentives for relocating there.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:24 PM
 
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I think you might be right. I guess the big 3 are popular throughout the Midwest and with VWs being popular here, they might as well move their US office here.
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Old 01-21-2012, 07:36 PM
 
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It's probably because most NoVA residents have money for those hefty and frequent Volkswagen repair bills.
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Old 01-21-2012, 11:14 PM
 
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Rolls Royce also has a huge operation here. I just wish MB would consider us so I could work for them!
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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LOL I admit I get a kick out of seeing the Rolls Royce building when I walk around Reston Town Center.

As for VW, my guess would be VA is a central location near several large cities, several large ports, and some of their southern manufacturing plants.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:02 AM
 
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Porsche bought the old Ford factory in southern Atlanta not sure what they're going to build there yet.
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Old 01-22-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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From Volkswagen Moves Headquarters to Herndon (WaPo's WashBiz blog):
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Volkswagen of America's new president and chief executive, Stefan Jacoby, said in an interview yesterday that Northern Virginia's high-quality schools, skilled workforce and proximity to the airport made it an attractive locale.
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Jacoby added that the company decided as of early 2006 that it wanted to move to the East Coast, where most of its customers are. "You want to work in an environment where you see your customers, where you see your cars on the road," he said. "You don't want to work where you basically see only American cars of the Big Three."
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Old 01-22-2012, 09:52 AM
 
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Rolls Royce also has a huge operation here. I just wish MB would consider us so I could work for them!

Rolls Royce is not a car company. Their principal business is jet engine manufacturing.

(Rolls Royce Motorcars is a wholely owned subsidiary of BMW)
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