Qore Systems, LLC will invest $12.8 million to relocate from Arizona and establish its first Virginia operation. The project will create 140 new jobs at the company’s new location in Highlands Business Park, owned and operated by Smyth County and Washington County.
Qore Systems is a research and development company dedicated to the discovery and production of products created with Amosil-Q: a patented antimicrobial barrier that safely kills germs by tearing them apart on contact. The company develops, manufactures and distributes Qore-24, the world’s only antimicrobial hand purifier that effectively kills germs for up to 24 hours.
“We are very excited for the big changes associated with our relocation from the West to East Coast,” said Bob Newberry, Managing Member of Qore Systems, LLC. “Once the new facility is fully operational, Qore Systems will have all business operations performed under one roof. With the new technology that Qore Systems has developed, we’ll revolutionize the way people shop. I look forward to the exciting changes in our new home at Highlands Business Park.”
“We’re thrilled about our partnership with Virginia, and we’re proud to be part of the economic development in Smyth and Washington County,” added William Peterson III, Founder and CEO of Qore Systems, LLC. “These areas offer us a wealth of resources as we expand our R&D and manufacturing operations. This will allow Qore Systems to be extended to an even broader audience.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Washington County, the Smyth-Washington Regional Industrial Facilities Authority, and Virginia’s aCorridor to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Terry McAuliffe approved a $500,000 grant from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund to assist the Regional Industrial Facilities Authority with the project. The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $420,000 in Tobacco Region Opportunity Funds. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program. The company will also be eligible to receive sales and use tax exemptions on manufacturing equipment. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.
“We are honored and gratified that Qore Systems chose the Commonwealth for its East Coast relocation and expansion,” said Governor McAuliffe. “As market visibility and sales opportunities continue to increase for its game-changing product, the company will benefit from a strategic location in Washington County that allows greater access to the U.S. market. This project will provide an economic boost to the region, and help in our efforts to create diverse job opportunities as we build a new Virginia economy.”