Arlington County welcomes March of Dimes to its community as a new leader in the business market. March of Dimes chose Arlington as its new home after a competitive bid process to relocate its current headquarters from New York. The organization will occupy approximately 28,000 square feet of office space at 1550 Crystal Drive in Crystal City and create 80 new jobs.
"Arlington welcomes the March of Dimes to our community," Arlington County Board Chair Katie Cristol said. "This organization's work and legacy is inspiring, and we are honored that the strength of our community, as well as our proximity to the nation's capital, led the March of Dimes to choose Arlington for its new home. We look forward to a long-term and mutually beneficial relationship."
March of Dimes is a nationally recognized research and advocacy nonprofit organization that works to improve the lives of mothers and babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. The organization began a transformation two years ago to diversify its talent base and strengthen its partnerships with corporate and nonprofit leaders around the country, which helped it identify its new home in Arlington.
“Throughout our 80-year history, we have worked in partnership with individuals and organizations to advance breakthrough research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy to support all families,” said March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart. “Our move to Arlington enables us to remain at the forefront of this important work while collaborating more effectively with leading maternal and child health partners in the region.”
As part of the deal, Arlington County will provide a $150,000 Economic Development Incentive (EDI) grant, which is subject to job creation and occupancy targets. March of Dimes’ move to Arlington is expected to generate net taxes of $1.1 million for the County over the next decade.