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Sweeter things are moving to Arlington

Nestle and Gerber U.S.A. headquarters expand in the district

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Last year, it was announced that Nestlé USA Corporate Office would be relocated to Rosslyn to Moore St in Rosslyn in Arlington County. Neighboring Nestlé, Gerber will also be making the move to Rosslyn, providing new jobs and developments to Northern Virginia. With the relocation, Nestlé anticipates to open more than 750 positions to the area.

Gerber was founded in 1928 in Fremont, Michigan. Gerber Products Company joined the Nestlé family on September 1, 2007. Nestlé is one of the world’s largest food and beverage company, and owns more than 2000 brands and has locations in 191 countries around the world.

Currently, Nestlé is the tallest building in metropolitan D.C and it inhabits approximately 252,000 square feet. It is expected that Gerber will take up 23,392 square feet of office space and relocation will provide at least 150 new jobs for workers.

“We are thrilled to welcome Gerber to Arlington’s business community,” Katie Cristol said in an interview with Cison, Chair of the Arlington County Board.

This relocation could stimulate the economy in Arlington said by social studies teacher, Mr. Peter Vogel.

“In general, I think when a major corporation moves its headquarters to a community like ours and that community can provide great schools and services to its employees, as ours does and the corporation and the folks who live in Arlington pay taxes, add to local business sales, it’s a big plus,”

Nestlé is named one of “The World’s Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine, and because of this students and teachers at the school are excited for the announcement.

“It’s so cool having a big corporate business in Arlington County,” Nikita Islam said. “I’m looking forward to see what Gerber and Nestlé will offer to the community.”

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