Governor Northam Announces 150 New Jobs in Washington County

Creating the Next Wave of IT Talent in Rural Communities

Abingdon, VA – Monday, March 9th, 2020

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 1901 Group, a leading provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $1.15 million in Washington County to establish its third Virginia operation, creating 150 new jobs. The new 1901 Group Operations Center at the Virginia Highlands Small Business Incubator in Abingdon will expand the company’s operational footprint and enhance its cloud-based internet technology services.

“1901 Group is committed to investing in growing talent to address the deficit of cloud engineering and cyber talent in the public sector. Our business model is based on engaging rural communities to create the next wave of IT talent focused on automation, streamlining, and continual improvement in large scale IT environments. Abingdon fits that profile with access to embedded talent near universities and community colleges in rural America.”

– Sonu Singh, CEO and Founder of 1901 Group

“Our Commonwealth has the second-highest concentration of technology workers in the nation, and we are happy to see more companies recognize the benefits of locating technology jobs in Southwest Virginia. 1901 Group’s operations across diverse parts of Virginia are benefitting from our world-class workforce and higher education institutions that prepare the next generation of IT professionals for the 21st century jobs offered by the company. We are confident that the Washington County Operations Center will be another success story for 1901 Group.”

– Governor Ralph Northam

Learn more about our expansion and growth in Virginia:

WTOP: IT company to expand in far southwest Virginia
US News & World Report: IT Company to Expand in Far Southwest Virginia
AreaDevelopment: 1901 Group Opens Operations Center in Washington County, Virginia
Press Release: Griffith Welcomes 1901 Group’s Plan to Create 150 New Jobs, Invest $1.15 Million in Washington County
Richmond Times-Dispatch: IT company to expand in far southwest Virginia
Virginia Business: 1901 Group expanding into Washington County
Washington Times: IT company to expand in far southwest Virginia
Foreign Affairs: Griffith Welcomes 1901 Group’s Plan to Create 150 New Jobs, Invest $1.15 Million in Washington County
WCYB News 5: IT company expected to bring 150 jobs to Washington County, Virginia
WJHL News 11: Virginia Governor announces IT services company bringing 150 new jobs to Washington County
Roanoke Times: Tech firm with Blacksburg ties expands further into SW Virginia
Press Release: Governor Northam Announces 1901 Group to Establish 3rd Virginia Operation
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