For Immediate Release:
September 8, 2015
Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov | Virginia Economic Development Partnership: Suzanne Clark, (804) 545-5806, Sclark@yesvirginia.org
| Ventech Solutions, Mike Carrier, Chairman, 703-772-2549, email@example.com
Governor McAuliffe Announces 200 New Jobs in Prince William County
~Ventech Solutions to Establish an Innovation, Operations and Engineering (IOE) Center~
RICHMOND - Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ventech Solutions, a SEI CMMI Level 3 software company that specializes in managing full life cycle deployment of software systems and solutions, will invest $1.5 million to establish an Innovation, Operations and Engineering (IOE) center in Prince William County. Virginia successfully competed against Maryland and other states for the project, which will create 200 new jobs paying above the average prevailing wage in the region.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McAuliffe said, “My top priority as Governor is to diversify Virginia’s economy and create more private sector jobs for our citizens. In order to build a new Virginia economy, we need to attract high-tech companies like Ventech Solutions, which provide well-paying jobs and help strengthen our communities. As strong companies continue to establish operations in the Commonwealth, we will make Virginia the leading state for information technology firms.”
“This announcement is another testament to Virginia’s talented workforce, best-in-class business environment and great infrastructure. Information technology is a tremendous growth sector, and an industry in which Virginia has limitless advantages and opportunities,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. “We welcome Ventech Solutions to Prince William County and Virginia as the company grows, and look forward to its future success.”
Ventech Solutions is a public sector-focused system integration and consulting services firm headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. The company creates next-generation IT competitive advantages and leading transformational business initiatives. Ventech offers enterprise business solutions in application modernization strategy and deployment, systems operations and support, solution architecture, system analysis & design, systems development, systems integration, end-to-end software testing, and software quality assurance to U.S. federal, state and local government agencies. Ventech's clients span over 14 states, with physical presence in Ohio, New Mexico, Washington D.C., Virginia and Louisiana.
“We are pleased to establish our IOE center in Prince William County,” said Mike Carrier, Chairman, Ventech Solutions. “The location offers a strategic and operational advantage to support our clients and our innovation practices. The state of Virginia and Prince William County officials have been very helpful during the site selection and establishing the center. As we continue to ramp up our operations in Virginia, we look forward to a long-term partnership with state and county economic development agencies.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Prince William County to secure the project for Virginia. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, administered by VEDP. The company is also eligible to receive a Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit.
Corey A. Stewart, Chairman, Prince William Board of County Supervisors, said, “We’re delighted to welcome Ventech to Prince William County and to our growing IT business community. The addition of 200 new jobs at an average salary of $80,000 a year is a great example of the type of jobs we are attracting in Prince William County.”
“Ventech is a welcome addition to Prince William’s growing economy,” said Senator Richard Black. “I am always pleased when companies choose to locate in our county. Ventech promises to bring good jobs to provide financial security for hundreds of families in this area. We welcome Ventech to our community and look forward to a prosperous relationship.”