Kreative Technologies, a leader in information systems design, development, integration, and sustainment for the federal health care industry, will invest $1.5 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County, Virginia. The company will more than quadruple its current workforce with the creation of 296 new jobs.
Kreative moved its corporate offices to Fairfax County in 2019, where it has maintained a growing presence and expansion of personnel. Kreative outgrew its space within its first year and upgraded to an 11,000-square-foot facility that was completed in early 2020.
“At Kreative Technologies, we are constantly striving to meet our customers’ missions by transforming their vision into reality, and we empower our clients to shape the future by cultivating creativity and harnessing the power of technology,” said Kreative CEO Adnan Karimi. “Located in the heart of Fairfax, it is critical to our ongoing collaboration to be close to our customer base. The region is well-known for being a hub for tech-savvy talent, both ready and able to take on the challenges of tomorrow. As we continue on our business growth trajectory, we anticipate an expansion in our home base through acquisitions and growing our exceptional relationships with our current clients, while engaging superior talent as a Virginia employer.”
“It is exciting to watch this tech startup company continue to expand in our Commonwealth,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Virginia boasts the second-largest technology workforce in the nation, and we are proud to support Kreative Technologies’ job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, a valuable resource that helps ensure a skilled labor pool for corporate partners as they grow.”
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority and the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) to secure the project for Virginia, and will support Kreative Technologies’ job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs in order to support employee recruitment and training activities. As a business incentive supporting economic development, VJIP reduces the human resource costs of new and expanding companies. VJIP is state-funded, demonstrating Virginia’s commitment to enhancing job opportunities for citizens.
“We are delighted to see Kreative Technologies expanding so significantly, because its focus on secure information systems and health IT is a perfect match for the tech talent pipeline that we are attracting and growing in Fairfax County and Northern Virginia,” said Victor Hoskins, President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority. “We are proud of this vote of confidence in our business climate.”
Kreative Technologies is a small disadvantaged, SBA 8(a) certified company, founded in 2013. The company delivers sound information systems and security management with focused efforts within the federal healthcare industry.
“The Virginia Small Business Financing Authority has worked with Kreative Technologies to access the Small Business Jobs Grant Fund since 2015,” said Jennifer Mayton, Acting Director of SBSD, which manages the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority. “We have made a total of six grants to support the initial expansion in Fairfax County, resulting in 65 new, full-time jobs created. Our relationship with Kreative Technologies and their positive growth trajectory created a bridge for collaboration between SBSD and VEDP to continue our mission to assist small businesses in Virginia.”