KPMG relocates 300 employees from D.C. to Virginia

By Danielle Douglas
Capital Business Staff Writer
Wednesday, June 16, 2010

KPMG is shuffling more than 300 employees from its downtown District offices to Tysons Corner. With the move, the audit, tax and advisory firm will count roughly 800 employees at its new Virginia office and 650 at the D.C. locale.

Jim McGann, a spokesman for KPMG, said the move speaks to the firm's growing client base in Northern Virginia. KPMG recently relocated to a larger, renovated space from another Tysons Corner location. The firm said it will add 75 employees to the office in the coming months, drawing from its pool of workers in the District and hiring a handful of new employees. McGann added that KPMG anticipates further growing the roster at its new digs and at its M Street office in the District.

To expand its footprint in Fairfax County, KPMG received a $250,000 grant from the state of Virginia. The Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) engineered the deal, which includes training assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

During the first quarter, the FCEDA assisted 29 companies, including Cox Communications and Acumen Solutions, with plans to create 645 jobs in Fairfax County.

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