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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2012
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Governor McDonnell Announces Acentia Headquarters Move to Fairfax County
~ Company to invest $3.1 million and create 60 new jobs~
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Acentia, a premier provider of technology and management solutions to the Federal Government and commercial markets, will invest $3.1 million to move its headquarters to Fairfax County. The project will create 60 new jobs.
Speaking about today’s announcement, Governor McDonnell said, “With this announcement, Acentia joins the other technology and IT companies that call Fairfax County home to their corporate headquarters. The strong technology-based workforce in the region and access to federal customers and business partners made the Commonwealth the right choice for the company. I am confident in a successful partnership, and warmly welcome Acentia to Virginia.”
“Acentia provides solutions and solves challenges on programs of national significance, and we are proud to now claim the company as one of our own,” said Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “Fairfax County boasts the headquarters of many impressive companies, and I look forward to Acentia’s success in the Commonwealth.”
Acentia is a premier employer and provider of technology and management solutions that help customers meet their mission-critical requirements on programs of national significance. Its professionals build trusted relationships with customers by tackling their most difficult challenges while consistently demonstrating value to customers across the Federal Government and commercial markets.
“Fairfax County gives us access to the highly-skilled technical staff and management consultants we need to continue to provide essential services to our customers,” said Todd Stottlemyer, CEO of Acentia. “As a company with very aggressive growth plans, we are excited about the possibilities that moving our headquarters to Virginia presents to our customers and the entire Acentia team. Our new space should be a springboard to a great 2012 for Acentia.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the Company’s recruitment and training activities.
“We are honored to have another high-quality employer moving into Fairfax County and delighted to have a former member of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority Commission back working and creating jobs in the county and Commonwealth,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.