Calif. tech firm’s $12.4M Va. relocation will create 700 jobs
ASGN Inc. plans locations in Henrico County, Northern Virginia, Roanoke and Virginia Beach
Calabasas, California-based tech and professional services company ASGN Inc. will invest $12.4 million to move its corporate headquarters and operations to Virginia, creating a total of 700 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Monday.
“The creation of 700 new jobs is critical as we work to rebuild and strengthen our economy from the impacts of COVID-19,” Northam said in a statement. “These projects are evidence that our business climate, infrastructure and talent pipeline are strong and that Virginia is still the best state for business.”
The company will invest $5 million in its headquarters facility located at 4400 Cox Road in Henrico County, where it will employ 121 people. ASGN will also spend $7.4 million to expand its operations to Virginia Beach, where it will employ 147, and Roanoke where it will employ 74. The company anticipates the move will create an additional 358 jobs across the state.
A Fortune 1000 company, ASGN provides IT and consulting services to commercial and government clients. ASGN subsidiary Apex Systems LLC was founded in Henrico County in 1995 and employs 4,000 workers across Henrico County, Northern Virginia, Roanoke and Virginia Beach.
“With our two largest divisions based in the commonwealth, it just made sense to have our headquarters in Henrico County,” ASGN CEO and President Ted Hanson said in a statement. “This move allows us to remain close to our key customers and brands. Virginia’s strong pipeline of information technology talent for both the commercial and government sectors make it an ideal place for us to have our headquarters and continue to grow.”
Virginia competed with Massachusetts for the deal. Northam approved $900,000 from the Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund to support the projects, including $400,000 to assist Henrico County, $350,000 to assist Virginia Beach and $150,000 to assist Roanoke. ASGN can receive funding from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program and training services through the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“I think it’s safe to say that we value ASGN’s creation of 700 new, well-paid jobs in Virginia now more than ever,” Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said in a statement. “The commonwealth is proud to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, and the company’s headquarters move and expansions across Virginia will further our role as a leader in this 21st-century sector while providing a critical economic boost.”