The Metro center occupies an exceptional location in the heart of Washington's prestigious East End business district. Just across the street from the main subway line, it is within easy access of the White House, Pentagon, US Treasury, Capitol Hill and other government agencies. There are two convention centers nearby. Washington is home to the headquarters of the major global and national organizations such as the World Bank and Organization of American States. Many companies such as law firms, non-profit organizations, trade unions, and professional associations choose Washington to be close to the government.