Flash flood watch for most of SE Wisconsin through 7 a.m. Saturday

Nestle USA moving headquarters from California to Virginia

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 23: Bags of Nestle Toll House chocolate chips are seen on a store shelf February 23, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Profit for Nestle, the world's biggest food and beverage company, rose $6.1 billion or 21 percent in 2005 with sales increasing 7.5 percent for to $69.54 billion. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

ARLINGTON, VA — Chocolate maker Nestle is moving its U.S. headquarters from California to Virginia.

About 750 jobs are associated with the move.

Nestle USA, a subsidiary of Swiss-based Nestle S.A., says it will formally announce the move Wednesday in Rosslyn, Virginia, with Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

Nestle USA is currently based in Glendale, California.

The new headquarters will be in the tallest building in the D.C. region. It has been vacant since its 2013 opening.

The Rosslyn area has suffered from a slowdown in federal job growth and McAuliffe has been working to diversify northern Virginia’s job base.

Nestle USA said the move brings its headquarters closer to its customers. The company said 85 percent of its top customers and 75 percent of its factories are in the eastern U.S.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.