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Boeing to Move Headquarters to D.C. Area From Chicago

  • Planemaker is one of the largest defense contractors in U.S.
  • Company has sold real estate as employees opt for remote work
The Boeing headquarters in Chicago, Illinois

The Boeing headquarters in Chicago, Illinois

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Boeing Co. will shift its world headquarters to Arlington, Virginia, from Chicago, a long-anticipated move that would put one of the nation’s largest defense contractors near federal government decision-makers in Washington.

The planemaker said Thursday that it’s moving the corporate office to a campus near the nation’s capital that houses its defense and lobbying operations. Boeing also plans to establish a research and technology hub that delves into matters such as cyber-security, autonomy and quantum sciences -- all areas of interest for the Pentagon.