The Business Journals

Why bigger is better, and how Leidos plans to beat back its newest competitor

Why bigger is better, and how Leidos plans to beat back its newest competitor

Roger Krone touted the benefits of scale when Leidos acquired Lockheed Martin's Information Systems and Global Solutions business. “What we view with the latest consolidations is other people must
Activist investor urges data center developer with major Loudoun presence to sell

Activist investor urges data center developer with major Loudoun presence to sell

The same activist investor pushing RLJ Lodging Trust and Forest City Realty Trust Inc. to consider selling themselves has set its sights on another public company with a major Greater Washington
Traffic from internal Amazon website might hint at HQ2 derby winner

Traffic from internal Amazon website might hint at HQ2 derby winner

The response to an obscure article about Arlington County receiving an environmental award might be a tip to where Amazon’s much-hyped $5 billion second headquarters could eventually land.A December
Passenger traffic is up at Greater Washington's airports

Passenger traffic is up at Greater Washington's airports

It was a good year for Greater Washington’s three airports in 2017, with all seeing bumps in passenger traffic. According to annual passenger counts that were made available this week, Reagan National
Sinclair lays out plan to sell WGN, other stations to win approval for Tribune deal

Sinclair lays out plan to sell WGN, other stations to win approval for Tribune deal

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. plans to sell Chicago's WGN-TV and a New York station while placing a package of other TV stations into a trust so it can complete the proposed acquisition of Tribune
José Andrés receives big honor from Beard Foundation

José Andrés receives big honor from Beard Foundation

Washington-based chef and restaurateur José Andrés was quick to jump to the aid of others in 2017, helping feed millions after natural disasters struck different parts of the United States.For his
Comstock set to begin construction on $95M Reston Station office building

Comstock set to begin construction on $95M Reston Station office building

Comstock Partners plans to begin construction this spring on a $95 million, 180,000-square-foot trophy-class office building at its massive Reston Station development, with completion slated for
After back-to-back busts, MedImmune wins key federal nod for its flu vaccine

After back-to-back busts, MedImmune wins key federal nod for its flu vaccine

A key federal committee gave its OK for pediatricians to make MedImmune's FluMist available to patients in the next flu season — a big win for parent company AstraZeneca which saw its flu vaccine's
Eckington development to get a massive climbing gym

Eckington development to get a massive climbing gym

Brooklyn Boulders, a New York climbing gym and fitness outlet, is coming to the Eckington neighborhood of Northeast D.C., with plans to open in 2021. The fitness company will open a 35,000-square-foot
Exclusive: Here's what Prince George's pitched for HQ2 — and why it lost

Exclusive: Here's what Prince George's pitched for HQ2 — and why it lost

Prince George's offered four sites but believed combining two of them worked best for Amazon.
Here's what fuels health care work for government contractors

Here's what fuels health care work for government contractors

Next-generation tech tools are being put to work in an age of increased connectivity and sophisticated data collection and analysis.
The exec who oversaw Nestle's relocation to Rosslyn is stepping out of the C-suite

The exec who oversaw Nestle's relocation to Rosslyn is stepping out of the C-suite

Rosslyn’s newest major tenant is getting a new CEO.Nestle USA, which is settling into its new headquarters at 1812 N. Moore St., announced Tuesday that CFO Steve Presley will succeed Paul Grimwood as
From 'Shark Tank' to 'The View:' How this kid-focused startup plans to expand

From 'Shark Tank' to 'The View:' How this kid-focused startup plans to expand

The sisters behind D.C.-based Surprise Ride, a children's activities e-commerce business and memorable "Shark Tank" survivor, appeared recently on "The View" with a surprise for parents: They can
Flower Child, North Italia from Fox Restaurants coming to D.C. area

Flower Child, North Italia from Fox Restaurants coming to D.C. area

The Arizona restaurant group launched in this market with True Food Kitchen.
JBG Smith casts new plan for legacy Vornado development in D.C.

JBG Smith casts new plan for legacy Vornado development in D.C.

The new plan surfaces about seven months after Vornado Realty Trust spun its D.C. portfolio into a new, publicly traded company to focus instead on its New York assets.
Viewpoint: The business case for HQ2 in D.C.

Viewpoint: The business case for HQ2 in D.C.

Given recent press focusing mainly on the negative aspects of the District providing incentives to attract Amazon HQ2, I would like to present an optimistic “business point of view” on the city’s
John Jumper to retire from Leidos board

John Jumper to retire from Leidos board

Former Leidos Holdings Inc. CEO John Jumper is stepping down from the board of directors of the government IT services behemoth.Jumper will retire at the end of his current term on the company board.
T. Rowe Price closing two D.C.-area investor centers

T. Rowe Price closing two D.C.-area investor centers

The Baltimore-based money manager plans to shutter the locations in March.
Dave & Buster's is coming to Gaithersburg

Dave & Buster's is coming to Gaithersburg

Dave & Buster’s is coming to Gaithersburg. The entertainment venue and restaurant has signed on for a nearly 39,000-square-foot location at Rio Washingtonian Center. Montgomery County blog The
Elon Musk’s underground transportation company has received a D.C. permit to do … something

Elon Musk’s underground transportation company has received a D.C. permit to do … something

The Boring Co. has received a permit in the District of Columbia to do … something. What is not quite clear.D.C. has issued “an early, and vague, building permit” to Elon Musk’s company, which aims to