German company opening office in Richmond area
The Greater Richmond Partnership announced Thursday that UDS Urban Data Systems LLC, a German software developer, will open its first U.S. operation in the area.
UDS will open a local sales and support office. The company develops software to help architects and engineers create tapered roofs for shopping malls, restaurants and other buildings.
Roman Boernchen, UDS president, said the company’s reasons for choosing the Richmond area included its location, travel connections, affordable wages and office space.
“What really convinced us, however, was Richmond’s special flair: history, culture, good restaurants and, not least, the universities provide a particularly good working environment,” he said in a statement.
The company also considered Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.
The Greater Richmond Partnership Inc. is an economic development organization serving Richmond and Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties.