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SimpliSafe Expands Henrico County, Virginia, Security Operations

SimpliSafe, a leading producer of self-installed home security systems, will invest more than $3 million to expand operations and establish a monitoring center in Henrico County, Virginia. The project is expected to create more than 250 new jobs.

The company will establish a new customer security monitoring service center at 4840 Cox Road to provide 24-hour monitoring of security systems data.

“We are thrilled to continue expanding our operations in Henrico County,” said SimpliSafe CEO Christian Cerda. “Since opening our first customer support center here in 2019, the Richmond region has proven to be the ideal place to launch SimpliSafe into its next phase of growth with our own state-of-the-art monitoring center. We have aggressive hiring plans to help us address the demands of our growing customer base, and this market is rich with exceptional talent. We’re proud to be creating opportunities in Henrico County as we work on our mission of making every home secure.”

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with the Henrico Economic Development Authority to secure the project for the Commonwealth and will support SimpliSafe’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. The company is also eligible to receive benefits from the Major Business Facility Job Tax Credit for new, full-time jobs created.

“Companies with aggressive growth strategies are drawn to the Commonwealth because of our strong and reliable workforce, and we are thrilled that SimpliSafe has once again chosen to reinvest in Henrico County,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “The company is a significant employer in the Greater Richmond region, and the addition of more than 250 new jobs is wonderful news following CNBC’s declaration that Virginia is the top state for business.”

Virginia successfully competed with Washington state and other West Coast locations for the project.

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