Discovery Inc. creating 240 jobs in Loudoun County

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Discovery Inc., the media company behind the Discovery Channel and the Food Network, announced Thursday a $16 million expansion in Loudoun County that’s expected to create 240 jobs. 

The company delivers more than 8,000 hours of programming each year in 220 countries and territories. Its brands include HGTV, TLC and the Travel Channel.

“Virginia’s strong technology infrastructure, workforce and attractive business climate provide the ideal location for our global technology and operations hub, and we are excited to expand our footprint in the state,” David Zaslav, Discovery Inc.’s president and CEO said in a statement.

Gov. Ralph Northam approved a $500,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund for the project. The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors also will vote on a $500,000 match of the grant at a future business meeting. Funding to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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