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Yellow Dog Software Expands Norfolk, Virginia, Operations Complex

Yellow Dog Software, an inventory software development company, will expand its operations in Norfolk, Virginia. The $150,000 project is expected to create 20 jobs.

The company is adding 10,000-square-feet to its current facility to accommodate additional employees for its expanding sports and hospitality market, according to company officials.

“The state of Virginia and the City of Norfolk are incredibly supportive environments to start and grow a business like Yellow Dog Software,” said Jay Livingood, President and Founder of Yellow Dog Software. “The employee base we can draw from with the veterans departing the armed services along with recent graduates from the numerous nearby colleges and universities is really large and has allowed us to source almost our entire team from the area.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the City of Norfolk to secure the project and will support Yellow Dog’s 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.

Founded in 2006, Yellow Dog Software offers a full-featured retail, food and beverage, and concessions system to handle the inventory needs of the hospitality and sports industries, including resorts, casinos, restaurants, amusement parks, universities, clubs, stadiums, and general retail operations. The company’s inventory software is utilized by over 20% of the professional sport stadiums and arenas across the country.

“We are proud to support this Virginia-grown company’s expansion in its hometown of Norfolk,” noted Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick. “Yellow Dog Software’s decision to increase its footprint here reinforces the many business and technology industry advantages the Commonwealth offers, and we thank the company for its continued commitment.”

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