Governor Gilmore Announces New Technology Firm In Fairfax Virginia
-Centrivity to create over 300 jobs by the year 2005 -
RICHMOND - Governor Jim Gilmore today announced that Centrivity, a start-up technology company, will locate its operations in Herndon, Virginia. Through an initial commitment of approximately $3 million from its founders, Centrivity will initially employ 45 people. Within three years of operation, it is expected that employment will grow to more than 300 employees. Centrivity is associated with a portfolio of companies, including Digicon Corporation, which is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.
“I am pleased to see an organization which is part of a diverse portfolio of companies locate its new start up here in the Commonwealth,” said Governor Gilmore. “The Digital Dominion continues to gain recognition in the information technology sector with every new business decision for Virginia.”
“In the midst of challenges in the IT sector, it is promising for the Commonwealth to see new business developing here in Virginia,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Barry E. DuVal.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority assisted Centrivity with its decision. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide work force training services.
Centrivity will offer small-to-medium enterprise businesses dedicated access to a private network together with business enhancing applications, high-speed Internet access and other network services. The company will own and operate a dedicated private network and host a robust and secure data center needed to fully support its customers’ business operations.
John Wu, Chief Executive Officer of Digicon Corporation and its portfolio of companies explained: “Our analysis of potential locations and benefits for the business offerings by Centrivity indicates that Northern Virginia offers significant advantages. The availability of broadband infrastructure and technical resources persuaded us to begin operations in Virginia where we have the capability to grow rapidly in support of our customers.”