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PowerSchool Expands Roanoke, Virginia Production Complex

09/12/2017
PowerSchool, a leading education technology platform for K-12, will invest $1.8 million to expand its operations complex in Roanoke, Virginia. The company will relocate to a 38,000-square-foot facility in downtown Roanoke, with plans to create 96 new jobs.

“Today we are fulfilling our commitment to stay in Roanoke, Virginia, create more opportunities, and support the community,” said PowerSchool CEO Hardeep Gulati. “The Roanoke team is passionate about driving PowerSchool’s mission to improve the K-12 education experience by developing and implementing innovative software solutions that help students achieve success. Expanding our workforce in Roanoke will allow PowerSchool to continue to provide best-in-class solutions to school districts around the world.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Regional Partnership to secure the project for Virginia. Governor McAuliffe approved a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist the City with the project. The company is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company is a 2016 graduate of VEDP’s award-winning Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program. VALET is an application-based, two-year international export acceleration program.

“Virginia is proud to support the expansion of PowerSchool, a cutting-edge technology company that helps to better educate and engage K-12 students across the U.S.,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Creating and retaining 21st century jobs is a cornerstone of our efforts to diversify and build the new Virginia economy, and facilitating PowerSchool’s growth in Virginia is a victory for the Commonwealth and the City of Roanoke. Virginia’s technology workforce is second to none, and our education and training programs to support this critical sector will ensure a pipeline of talent as for companies like PowerSchool as they grow.”

"The Economic Development Authority is excited that PowerSchool will be moving its Roanoke offices to 110 Franklin Road in the heart of our vibrant downtown,” said Roanoke Economic Development Authority Chair Damon Williams. “The EDA will be joining with the City and Commonwealth to provide the financial incentives needed to help PowerSchool create almost a hundred new jobs for the Roanoke economy."

“The expansion of PowerSchool in downtown Roanoke is important to our region and to the Commonwealth,” said Senator John Edwards. “I am delighted to be a part of encouraging this initiative to expand this program. Roanoke is rapidly attracting cutting edge technology companies, and I am pleased the Governor approved a grant from the Commonwealth Opportunity Fund to assist Roanoke with this expansion.”

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