A company that produces satellite and other digital communication products for government and commercial customers, ViaSat Inc., began construction on its $10.5 million, 60,000-square-foot, build-to-suit facility in Gwinnett, Georgia, an Atlanta suburb, where it plans to hire 275 employees during the next 10 years.
“The availability of a highly skilled workforce makes Gwinnett an ideal location in which to grow,” said ViaSat spokesperson Bruce Rowe. “We’re benefitting from the great location and economic strength of this community, and we look forward to future expansions in Gwinnett.”
“Georgia has become a hotbed for companies engaged in digital communications and other advanced technologies,” said Chris Cummiskey, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Our immense and growing base of knowledge workers not only attracts new industry, but encourages innovative companies like ViaSat to stay and expand here.”
“ViaSat’s decision to expand its operations here speaks volumes to the favorable business environment and robust quality of life offered in Gwinnett County,” stated Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash. Information on job creation tax incentives the firm might qualify for was not immediately available.