Monday, March 9, 2009

Arbitron Relocates Headquarters Here

We saw a blurb about this on HoCoMoJo. Here's the full release:

Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) announced today the company has moved its headquarters from New York City to Columbia, Maryland.

“I want to live and work where the operational core of our business resides,” said Michael Skarzynski, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Columbia is home to Arbitron’s state-of-the-art research campus and it’s important for me and our executives to work in the same location as the teams who are creating new solutions for our current customers and new services for our expanding markets.”

“Arbitron’s decision to move its headquarters to Maryland will build on the company's already significant presence here and add to the economic climate of our State,” said Governor Martin O'Malley. “Maryland is continuing to outperform the nation in many key economic indicators, which when combined with our highly educated workforce, gives Arbitron a unique competitive advantage to grow in today's ever-changing business climate.”

“The efforts of the State of Maryland and Howard County to foster a positive environment for local businesses were important factors in our decision to make Columbia our home base,” said Mr. Skarzynski. “We look forward to furthering our partnership with the state and the county as we grow our business and contribute to the local community and economy.”

The Arbitron headquarters office is located at the company’s existing facility at 9705 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, Maryland. The headquarters building is one of six facilities totaling 275,000 square feet that are located in Howard County.
Since 1994, Columbia, Maryland has been the heart of Arbitron’s survey research, engineering and data collection/production operations. On a worldwide basis, the company employs 1,084 full-time and 484 part-time employees. Located in Maryland are 767 full-time employees representing 71 percent of Arbitron’s full-time workforce and 269 part-time employees or 56 percent of the company’s part-time workforce.
The New York City location will remain open and continue to operate as a sales office.

The other Arbitron U.S. offices and facilities in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Birmingham, Alabama and the facility in Kochi, India are not affected by the relocation of the company headquarters to Columbia, Maryland.
About Arbitron.

Arbitron Inc. (NYSE: ARB) is a media and marketing research firm serving the media – radio, television, cable, online radio and out-of-home – as well as advertisers and advertising agencies. Arbitron’s core businesses are measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media and product patterns of local market consumers; and providing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The company has developed the Portable People MeterTM, a new technology for media and marketing research.

Arbitron’s headquarters and its world-renowned research and engineering organizations are located in Columbia, Maryland USA.

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