UDig, a consulting firm that develops technology business solutions, invested $1.6 million to expand its IT headquarters operation in Henrico County, Virginia.
The company purchased the 23,000-square-foot Page building located in the Forest Office Park. The expansion is expected to create 51 new jobs.
“UDig will nearly double its employee count with this expansion in Henrico County, and we’re thrilled the Virginia Jobs Investment Program can support this small business’ substantial growth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Esther Lee. “Fostering the success of companies that represent high-tech entrepreneurship is critical to our efforts to diversify Virginia’s economy, and we thank UDig for reinvesting in the Commonwealth and creating 51 new, 21st-century jobs.”
“UDig was founded in Henrico County and this community is our home,” said Andy Frank, UDig’s Founder & CEO. “This space signifies an important milestone in our company’s history, enabling us to provide a more collaborative, flexible work space for our teams to better serve our clients.”
“We are thrilled to make this investment in Henrico County and the future of UDig,” said Susan Frank, Chief Financial Officer, UDig. “The programs offered by the commonwealth and the county have helped to make our growth possible.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership will support UDig’s job creation through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP).
“We’re thrilled that UDig is expanding and putting down new roots in Henrico,” said Frank J. Thornton, Chairman, Henrico County Board of Supervisors. “They’ve successfully tapped into the robust tech workforce of the Richmond area and cultivated a strong client base across the country. Their newly renovated space will allow them to bring their talented team under one roof and support their next phase of growth. We look forward to seeing the innovative ways they push technology solutions and partnering with them in their continued success.”
“Innovative companies like UDig have recognized that Virginia is the ideal home for technology companies looking to grow, because we have the most robust tech labor pool in the nation,”said Governor Ralph Northam. “In addition to a top-notch workforce, Henrico County and the Commonwealth offer competitive operating costs, outstanding infrastructure, and a strong higher education system that provides pipeline of talent. Virginia is proud to serve as UDig’s home base as the company grows, and we look forward to our continued corporate partnership.”