WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, today announced plans to relocate its global headquarters from Washington, D.C. to Reston, Virginia in 2019. The new location will combine the company's existing D.C. and Reston offices into a new modern office in the heart of Northern Virginia's tech corridor.
"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 divided between its D.C. and Reston offices. By bringing together the company's local employees in one central tech hub, Blackboard will create a new, exciting and more vibrant work environment that will continue to fuel a culture of creativity, innovation and collaboration.
Blackboard evaluated office space options across the region for its global headquarters, considering best value, convenience to public transportation, commuter routes and airports, and "life-style" amenities like dining options and stores. The company selected Reston's Plaza America complex, which is located only 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 who have announced that they are locating their headquarters in Northern Virginia's tech corridor.
Our mission is to partner with the global education community to enable learner and institutional success, leveraging innovative technologies and services. With an unmatched understanding of the world of the learner, the most comprehensive student-success solutions, and the greatest capacity for innovation, Blackboard is education's partner in change. For more information about Blackboard, please visit www.blackboard.com or follow @Blackboard on Twitter.
SOURCE Blackboard Inc.