Finnish software company establishes North American HQ in Reston
Cloudpermit offers software for local governments' permitting processes
Helsinki-based e-permit software company Cloudpermit has chosen Reston for its North American headquarters, it said Wednesday. Last spring, during Gov. Ralph Northam’s trade visit to Germany, the company decided to locate the office in Fairfax County, with the precise location announced this week.
The company currently has fewer than 10 employees working out of its Reston office but is planning to double its team by the end of this year, according to its news release.
“Virginia is a leader in tech jobs, and we’re happy to announce it has brought another company to the commonwealth as Cloudpermit, a global leader in e-permitting software, has chosen to establish its U.S. headquarters here,” Northam said in a statement.
Cloudpermit works with local government building departments to simplify development processes by hosting their permit processes, from application to approval, on its cloud-based software. The company has almost 500 local government clients across Europe and North America.
“Virginia has the highest concentration of tech talent in the U.S.,” Cloudpermit CEO Jan Pawli said in a statement, “and thousands of tech companies have made Fairfax County home, so we are delighted to join this incredible and growing business hub.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority helped recruit the company.
“We are proud to welcome Cloudpermit to Fairfax County and Northern Virginia for its continental headquarters,” Fairfax County EDA President and CEO Victor Hoskins said in a statement. “A company like Cloudpermit has many options for a North American base. Choosing Fairfax County is an important vote of confidence in our business climate, our assets for company success and the kind of talent it can find here.”