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Windward Consulting Expands Fairfax County, Virginia, Headquarters

05/16/2017
Windward Consulting, an information technology consultancy, will invest $825,000 to expand its headquarters in Fairfax County, Virginia. The project is expected to create 97 new jobs.

“We have found that the caliber of a highly educated workforce, combined with the strength of the economy, have made Fairfax County an excellent location for us,” said Sean McDermott, Founder & CEO of Windward Consulting Group. “The close proximity to Washington D.C., and the continued growth in the Dulles Technology Corridor have been instrumental in our growth over the past 20 years.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support Windward Consulting’s new job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

“Northern Virginia has long served as a catalyst for the booming IT sector, and Windward Consulting’s entrepreneurial success in Fairfax County is evidence that the industry continues to gain momentum,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “The company has thrived in the Commonwealth for 20 years, supported by our world-class workforce and an education system that offers cutting-edge degree programs. We thank Windward for the addition of nearly 100 new, 21st century jobs and for being part of our ongoing efforts to diversify and build the new Virginia economy.”

“With more than 180,000 highly skilled IT employees, Virginia boasts one of the highest concentrations of technology workers in the country,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore. “Windward Consulting has capitalized on this extraordinary talent, growing from a small startup to nearly 200 employees after this expansion. The success of Virginia’s existing businesses of all sizes is critical to a vibrant economy, and the Virginia Jobs Investment Program will be an important resource to support the company’s growth.”

“Windward Consulting is a growing part of the IT cluster that is the backbone of the Fairfax County economy, and I am delighted to see the company taking advantage of the IT markets and workforce here,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., President & CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

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