Bechtel looks to D.C. area for office space

Tuesday - 7/5/2011, 9:15am EDT

Defense contractor Bechtel is looking for some space in the D.C. area. The company tells the Washington Business Journal its lease will soon be up in Frederick, Md., so it's exploring other possible locations. It says it will weigh the advantages of staying in Frederick against other options.

Bechtel has more than 2,000 workers in Frederick. The company is building the Dulles Metro extension, so could be considering leasing space in Northern Virginia.

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