Governor Ralph Northam announced that InMotion Hosting, Inc., a provider of business web hosting services, will invest $12.2 million to expand its presence in the City of Virginia Beach.
The company will purchase and occupy a 61,000-square-foot facility where the majority of its technical support and customer service operations will be conducted. Virginia successfully competed with California and Colorado for the project, which will create 50 new jobs.
“InMotion Hosting has become a global provider of web hosting services for businesses of all sizes, and there is no better location than the City of Virginia Beach to support the company’s continued growth,” said Governor Northam in a press release. “Helping small businesses like InMotion Hosting thrive is an important part of our efforts to expand and diversify Virginia’s economy. We thank the company for choosing to invest significant capital and create new jobs in our Commonwealth.”
“Small businesses are the lifeblood of our city, and InMotion Hosting is a great example of how the Virginia Beach Economic Development Investment Program recognizes and invests funds in small businesses to help them grow,” said Mayor of the City of Virginia Beach Robert M. “Bobby” Dyer. “We want to continue to expand our business base and add jobs in emerging technical fields.”
Founded in 2001, InMotion Hosting provides business web hosting services worldwide, with thousands of servers in data centers across the United States. The company is dedicated to technological innovation and helping small-to-mid-sized businesses achieve online success.
InMotion Hosting currently employs 280 people at its office in Virginia Beach and will double its square footage through the expansion.