Harris Corp. announces $1.5 billion investment in D.C.

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Harris Corporation, the Houston-based global technology company with US government operations including Lockheed Martin, is investing $1.5 billion over the next few years to expand its presence in Washington, D.C., according to a company representative.

The investments, totaling $31 million, include the opening of a new innovation center in Barracks Row in the neighborhood of Columbia Heights, near the White House, as well as renovation and expansion of the company’s Rosslyn, Virginia, headquarters.

Harris employs almost 23,000 people in the United States, including 4,000 in D.C.

In an emailed statement, the company said it plans to move up to 300 staffers to Barracks Row, which it will dub “a 1-million-square-foot headquarters in Barracks Row,” with “a mix of residential and commercial space.”

Harris Corporation is one of the largest information and communication technology (ICT) service providers in the world, serving a broad range of government and commercial customers, especially those in the healthcare and energy industries.

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