December 27, 2019

Virginia’s Tech Companies in NOVA and SWVA Find Opportunities in Amazon HQ2


It was nearly a year ago that Amazon’s announced its long-term “HQ2” second headquarters plan to create 25,000 high tech jobs in Arlington, Virginia. This announcement has sparked a renewed zest in the training of computer and electrical engineers in areas of the state where tobacco and coal mining were once king – Southwest Virginia.

As part of the Virginia Rural and Small Metro Technology Tour organized by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and Onward New River Valley, reporters got to speak with executives from tech companies headquartered in different parts of Virginia.

Learn how Virginia tech companies like 1901 Group bridges tech talent from Southwest Virginia to support Northern Virginia/DC Government Contracting in our latest interviews:

Learn more about the media tour here.


“The area is a good source of IT workers, and 1901 Group and other companies offer students a good place to start a career.”

– Brian Lubin, SVP Service Management at 1901 Group

“Our goal of creating high-quality IT jobs clustered in rural areas is the best way to improve quality and performance for the federal government, especially as the pace of cloud adoption increases. Our revenue and headcount growth are proof that this is the next big trend in rural IT jobs.”

– Sonu Singh, CEO and Founder at 1901 Group


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