Fulcrum Concepts recently hosted a ground-breaking ceremony for its new headquarters location at the Middle Peninsula Regional Airport in King and Queen County, Va. Initially announced in January 2012, the project is expected to bring a $4.6 million investment and 31 new jobs to the region.
Founded in Virginia by three veterans in 2008, Fulcrum Concepts provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) training to integrate air, ground and intelligence assets. The company’s military and civilian customers include the Department of Defense, Homeland Security and various law enforcement groups.
The location at Middle Peninsula Regional Airport was selected as it offered the right balance of security with access to military-trained personnel from the Hampton Roads region. Each year, about 18,000 people exit Virginia military bases and enter the civilian workforce, providing a steady pipeline of skilled workers.
In addition, Virginia’s position as a technology leader is well established—the Commonwealth provides companies with the highest concentration of high-tech workers, according to Cyberstates 2011.
Speaking about the benefits of Middle Peninsula Regional Airport, Managing Member of Fulcrum Concepts Michael Zinanni stated, “The airport has come under outstanding professional management, enhanced airport service and navigational aid improvement, and significant infrastructure improvements to include a runway and taxiway resurface able to accommodate a wide variety of aircraft. The vision for growth is in line with our desire to bring top quality professional service to our customers and community.”
Virginia continues to attract aerospace companies, bringing more than $1.5 billion in investment to the Commonwealth over the last 10 years. To learn why more than 230 aerospace companies call Virginia home, click here.
Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling (center) is joined by company and local officials at the Fulcrum Concepts ground-breaking ceremony in King and Queen County, Va.