American College of Cardiology Moving to Washington, DC
On Thursday, June 23, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) made its move to Washington, DC official with a ceremonial signing of closing documents for its newly purchased building at 2400 N Street in Northwest.
The 65,000 square foot building will house ACC’s more than 200 employees.
Currently located in Bethesda, Maryland, ACC plans to move by 2006. By moving to Washington, DC, ACC will gain increased visibility and better positioning as a global organization. ACC determined that relocating to DC would make its world-class education facility more accessible to the public, local communities, and schools, reflecting its mission to educate the public on issues related to heart diseases and heart health.
The Washington, DC Marketing Center was instrumental in facilitating ACC’s move to DC. In 2002, the Marketing Center contacted ACC upon hearing of their location search. The Marketing Center staff worked with ACC in their location search, communication with key District government officials and assisted them with the legislative process.
Michael Stevens, president and CEO of the Washington, DC Marketing Center remarks, “Our organization promotes DC as a business destination and at every opportunity, we showcase the city’s world class, business-friendly environment. Having ACC relocate to the District will provide their organization with a prestigious address and will give the city another world-class organization. We are truly pleased to welcome ACC to Washington, DC.”
Chartered and incorporated as a teaching institution in 1949, ACC established its current headquarters, the Heart House, in Bethesda in 1977. The organization works as an advocate for quality cardiovascular care through education, research promotion, development and application of standards and guidelines and as an influence on health care policy.
To learn more about the American College of Cardiology, visit www.acc.org.