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AGA Moves Headquarters Next Door to Capitol

AGA Moves Headquarters Next Door to Capitol

In an effort to strengthen its ties with regulators, national policy makers and member companies, the American Gas Association (AGA) announced plans last week to move its headquarters next March from Arlington, VA, to downtown Washington, D.C. The association will take up residence on the fourth floor of the Hall of the State building's south tower at 400 N. Capitol Street, which is two blocks away from the Capitol building and four blocks from FERC.

"Our members believe that advocacy is the most important mission of the American Gas Association," said David Parker, A.G.A. president and CEO. "I can think of no better way to align that mission with our day-to-day activities than by moving closer to the policy makers who help to guide our industry."

Saving on rent also is a plus. AGA said it plans to lease about 35,000 square feet, 19,000 square feet less than its current residence at 1515 Wilson Boulevard in Arlington, VA, which was considered too big and overpriced. The association occupied five floors in the Arlington building but because of downsizing over the past few years as much as 50% of the offices on some of those floors were vacant. Despite the improved location of its new headquarters, the smaller office space is expected to save the association about $100,000/year, a spokeswoman said.

Rocco Canonica

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