Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that InMotion Hosting, Inc., a provider of Web-hosting solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, will invest $250,000 to expand its operations in Virginia Beach. The project will create up to 275 new jobs.
“Since establishing operations in Virginia Beach in 2004 with just one employee, InMotion Hosting has continued to grow and add team members,” said Governor McDonnell. “Virginia Beach offers a technically skilled workforce, excellent communications infrastructure and affordable business costs – all ingredients for steady growth and success.”
“To start with one employee and grow to 85 in six years speaks volumes about InMotion Hosting’s success in Virginia Beach,” said Jim Cheng, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade. “On top of that, this expansion will add another 275 citizens from the region. I am confident the company will continue this upward trajectory.”
InMotion is an employee owned and operated provider of hosting services to more than 150,000 domains, with a focus on small and medium-sized businesses. Consistently ranked among the top 10 web hosting services, InMotion Hosting provides 24/7 inbound customer technical support via both telephone and real-time online services through their Virginia Beach facility.
"Our entire InMotion Hosting team is very pleased to be expanding our presence in Virginia Beach,” said Todd Robinson, Co-Founder and President, InMotion Hosting. “In the Web hosting industry it is critical to have a team with strong technical knowledge. In our company it is also critical we have a team that has an honest desire to help our customers. We are very excited to have found this combination here in Virginia Beach, and we are looking forward to a long partnership with this community."
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with the City of Virginia Beach to secure the project for Virginia. The Virginia Department of Business Assistance will provide training assistance through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company is also eligible to receive a Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit.
“The recent concerns regarding JFCOM and the potential for job loss serve as a reminder of how important it is that we take every step possible to encourage private sector job creation in the years ahead,” said Delegate Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), a member of the Governor’s Commission on Military and National Security Facilities. “This is key to the future of our local economy. Today’s news of 275 new jobs at InMotion is exactly the kind of positive announcement that we need to see more of in Virginia Beach. This is an investment in our region and our people and I congratulate InMotion for the innovation and vision that made today possible.”
“In light of the current economic situation that our country is facing, this decision by InMotion Hosting to select Virginia Beach for these 275 new jobs is very significant,” said Virginia Beach Mayor Williams D. Sessoms, Jr. “The company’s strong reputation for excellent customer service is based in large part on their emphasis on technical training for their employees. Our local education and workforce training capabilities were significant factors in the company’s decision to grow in Virginia Beach.”