Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that tech consulting company ASGN Incorporated is relocating its headquarters from Calabasas, California, to the Richmond, Virginia area, bringing 700 new jobs to the region.
Founded in 1985, ASGN provides professional staffing and IT services across the tech, digital, creative, engineering and life sciences fields in the commercial and government sectors. The Fortune 1000 IT provider will invest $5 million into its new headquarters located at 4400 Cox Road in Henrico County, and another $7.4 million into expanding its operations throughout Virginia. Outside of the 121 jobs coming to Richmond, ASGN plans to add 147 new jobs in Virginia Beach, 74 in Roanoke and 358 additional roles in other communities throughout the Commonwealth.
“With our two largest divisions based in the Commonwealth, it just made sense to have our headquarters in Henrico County,” said ASGN President and CEO Ted Hanson in a statement. “Virginia’s strong pipeline of information technology talent for both the commercial and government sectors make it an ideal place for us to have our headquarters and continue to grow.”
ASGN subsidiary Apex Systems was founded in Richmond in 1995, and has continued to grow over the years with more than 4,000 employees in the Virginia region.
To secure the project in Virginia, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Henrico County, the City of Virginia Beach, the City of Roanoke, the Hampton Roads Alliance, and the Roanoke Regional Partnership. Northam committed $900,000 from the Commonwealth’s Development Opportunity Fund, a fund that provides grants a financial incentives for business opportunities, to help support the project.
“As parts of our economy are struggling due to the worldwide pandemic, I am proud that ASGN is investing in our community here in Virginia Beach and creating 147 new jobs for Virginians in our region,” said Sen. Jen Kiggans. “It is critical that we protect our business friendly environment to ensure Virginia remains competitive to all companies looking for a home.”
ASGN plans to start moving into its new headquarters this summer and be done by October, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.