Release from Governor McDonenll's office:
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Networking Technologies and Support Inc. (NTS) will invest $1.5 million to expand its headquarters operation in Chesterfield County. The project will create 140 new jobs over the next three years.
Speaking about today's announcement, Governor McDonnell said, “What began as a two-person IT company in Chesterfield County in 1997 has grown to a national business that serves 15 states. I am thrilled that NTS has maintained its Virginia roots, and with this project will expand its headquarters operations still located in Chesterfield. The addition of 140 new jobs will bring the company's employee total to nearly 300 people. I look forward to NTS' continued growth and success.”
“To grow from two employees to a successful company of 280 speaks volumes about NTS' capability,” said Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “The company has built a solid customer base serving the IT needs of health centers in the mid-Atlantic, and with this expansion will increase client capacity.”
NTS is a full service systems integrator providing customers with a single source for a broad range of high-technology products and services. The company has a national service delivery capability and is currently servicing 22 major metropolitan locations in 15 states and the District of Columbia.
“Family and quality of life are of utmost importance to our NTS employees”, states Bernard Robinson, President and CEO of NTS. “Add to that an extensive labor pool of skilled technology individuals and an excellent economic climate, the logical choice for our headquarters and expansion is Chesterfield County, Virginia.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Chesterfield County to secure the project for Virginia. Through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide funding and services to support the company's recruitment, training and retraining activities. The company also qualifies for a Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit.
“The growth of our existing business is the heartbeat of economic development. We are so pleased to see Networking Technologies and Support expand in Chesterfield County and create 140 new jobs,” said Dan Gecker, Board of Supervisors, Midlothian District.