1901 Group to expand operations in Fairfax County and Montgomery County downstate, create 805 new jobs

Alan Fogg, afogg@fceda.org, 703-790-0600 (o); 571-213-5065 (m); Tricia Long, tricia.long@1901group.com, 571-392-7233 (o), 703-615-4906 (m)

Company to invest $4 million to expand corporate footprint in Reston and enterprise IT operations center in Blacksburg

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fairfax County, Virginia -- Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 1901 Group, a provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $4 million to expand its corporate offices in Fairfax County and an enterprise IT operations center headquartered in Montgomery County, Virginia. The expansion will result in 225 new jobs in the Fairfax County community of Reston and 580 new jobs in Montgomery County by 2021.

“1901 Group’s revenue in the federal market has increased thirty-fold in the last six years,” said Sonu Singh, CEO of 1901 Group. “Much of this growth can be attributed to operating in the Fairfax region, which has a strong technology focus and great access to talent. Our business model also leverages the talent, the quality of life, and the advantageous cost of living in Montgomery County.”

1901 Group is a market leader in innovative, public-sector IT services.  The company delivers cloud, cyber security, and enterprise scale managed services to transition customers from traditional on-premise IT infrastructure and support models to hybrid cloud solutions that improve performance and reduce costs. Named one of “Virginia’s Fantastic 50” by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, 1901 Group has experienced a substantial increase in the use of its services by the federal government, with anticipated high growth in the future.

“1901 Group is a great example of a company leveraging new technologies in innovative ways, and I am delighted that the firm is taking advantage of our technology-focused workforce to expand its corporate operations here,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

The FCEDA worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. VEDP will support 1901 Group’s recruitment activities through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The state-funded VJIP provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee-training activities.

“The decision by 1901 Group to expand its operations in Montgomery and Fairfax counties is a strong testament to Virginia’s ability to compete for major projects that will result in tremendous opportunity for citizens across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Ralph Northam. “With one of the largest technology talent pools in the nation, Virginia’s thriving IT industry promises high anticipated growth and upward mobility for employees. We thank 1901 Group for creating more than 800 new 21st-century jobs and for contributing to our efforts to ensure that all Virginians, no matter who they are or where they live, have access to a promising future.”

Founded in 2009, 1901 Group has focused its corporate citizenship activities in three nonprofits: Habitat for Humanity, Computer Equipment for Kids (started by a former 1901 Group employee who refurbishes old computers, and the United Way.

Time magazine called Fairfax County “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth and innovation help Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and other public services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport, a vibrant investment capital community and a highly skilled, well-educated workforce.

The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as a business and technology center. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Seoul and Tel Aviv. Follow the FCEDA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.