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Ridgeline International Expands Fairfax County, Virginia, Operations Center

Ridgeline International, Inc., a technology-based solutions provider for the federal government, commercial, and nonprofit sectors, will invest $1.75 million to expand its operation in Fairfax County, Virginia. The project is expected to create 162 new jobs.

The company will increase capacity to develop customized solutions that help its clients implement secure communications and guard against security threats.

“To fulfill our mission, we need top talent in our workforce and a close read on our customers’ unique needs,” says Erik Wittreich, CEO of Ridgeline International. “Being headquartered in Virginia allows Ridgeline to tap a rich pipeline of highly qualified job applicants and gives us direct access to our target markets.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority to secure the project for Virginia. The state will support Ridgeline’s job creation through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, 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.

“Tech companies that require a workforce with advanced skills, cutting-edge infrastructure, and close proximity to the federal government continue to launch and expand in Virginia,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “Ridgeline International is a great success story for Fairfax County and the Commonwealth, and we are excited to support this next chapter of its growth.”

Founded in 2015, Ridgeline International delivers integrated technology solutions and provides industry-leading training. The company anticipates future threats by building hardware and software, creating prototypes using 3D printing and engineering, and testing ideas using practical application. In 2019, Ridgeline trained over 1,000 people, deployed to more than 50 countries, and managed systems with more than 2,000 end-users.

“The company is a perfect fit for the mission-oriented IT ecosystem that thrives here and will benefit from the workforce that makes Northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area one of the largest hubs for tech talent,” said Victor Hoskins, President and CEO of the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority.

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