WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Board of Directors today voted unanimously to pursue the relocation of a new NAB headquarters in the Capitol Hill/Capitol Riverfront section of Washington, D.C.
The decision came as a result of months of strategic assessment on how best to improve NAB's advocacy efforts in Washington, and to diversify assets of the broadcast industry's principal trade association.
The Board vote came after a supporting unanimous recommendation was made by the NAB Real Estate Committee and the NAB Executive Committee.
"I am delighted by today's vote, which would move NAB to the center of government action in Washington," said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. "Traffic has become so congested in much of Washington that it is extremely difficult for members of Congress and the FCC to visit NAB's current headquarters. A move to the Capitol Hill/Capitol Riverfront area would provide policymakers and regulators easier accessibility to NAB, and will allow NAB to better showcase broadcast innovation."
NAB currently owns its 1771 N Street headquarters in the Dupont Circle section of Washington, where the association has been located since 1947.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.