Cybersecurity firm to expand in Harrisonburg

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A Harrisonburg-based cybersecurity firm is expanding in the city, expecting to create 29 jobs.

AXON Ghost Sentinel Inc. (AGS), a portfolio company of AXON Connected LLC, will spend $1.5 million on the expansion. AXON Ghost Sentinel provides cybersecurity formobile devices, government and corporate networks and the Internet-of-Things.

Virginia competed against Michigan and New Jersey for the expansion.

“We want to thank Governor McAuliffe and the City of Harrisonburg for the opportunity to develop our innovative cybersecurity solutions in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley,” Michael Markulec, president & CEO of AXON Ghost Sentinel, said in a statement. “We are honored to work with this incredible team of professionals and look forward to partnering with the local business community and academic institutions as we expand our operations.”

Gov. Terry McAuliffe approved a $75,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund (formerly the Governor’s Opportunity Fund) to help Harrisonburg with the project.

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