Zantech IT Services, Inc. will create 120 jobs and invest $317,853 as it expands its corporate headquarters in the Tysons area of Fairfax County, VA. The company, a provider of leading-edge technology solutions to federal government and industry clients, also considered Washington DC, Maryland, and West Virginia for the expansion project.
“Fairfax County is the perfect location for our headquarters office to attract and retain a qualified workforce with advanced degrees and security clearances,” said Zia Islam, CEO of Zantech.
“Zantech is a global company with much of its work located in Virginia,” Islam added. “Virginia’s proximity to the customers we serve makes Virginia the ideal location for our headquarters office. It is also a wonderful place to live, which is why over 80 percent of our employees who work in Virginia also live in Virginia.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) to secure the project for Virginia and will support Zantech’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP). VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change in order to support employee training activities.
“Strengthening Virginia’s position as a leader in information technology remains one of my highest priorities and partnering with a forward-looking firm like Zantech reinforces the Commonwealth’s reputation as an epicenter for this industry,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “With this expansion, the company will continue to benefit from Northern Virginia’s proximity to the nation’s capital on top of its outstanding workforce and business climate, making this region one of the most desirable destinations for IT businesses worldwide. We look forward to Zantech’s continued growth in Fairfax County.”
Founded in 2007, Zantech has sustained rapid growth while providing clients with the solutions and expertise to meet their mission objectives, maintain critical functions and transform critical systems. The minority-owned company’s professional services span the full IT lifecycle, focusing on program support, applications development, and systems operations and maintenance.
“Zantech’s decision to double its workforce in Fairfax County is another exciting step forward for the Commonwealth’s booming IT industry, which boasts the third-highest concentration of high-tech workers in the United States,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “With support from the region’s robust higher education network, Zantech will create 120 new jobs in systems and network engineering, program development, and will equip our citizens with critical skills for the 21st century. We thank Zantech for reinvesting in Fairfax County’s workforce, and for continuing to catalyze tech innovation in the Commonwealth.”
“We are so pleased to see Zantech expanding and creating more jobs, and we thank them for deciding to grow here,” said Catherine W. Riley, interim president and CEO of the FCEDA. “Zantech is the perfect company to take advantage of the IT-based workforce in Fairfax County and the region, and Zia Islam is a great example of the rich diversity of our business community leadership that is a hallmark of Fairfax County.”
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